Parking Enforcement Officer Mark Syria Retires

Submitted by Chief Steve Crown. Mark Syria.

The Wenatchee Police Department is wishing farewell to Mark Syria, the City of Wenatchee’s  Parking Enforcement Officer. Many of you know him as the tall guy with a big smile that drives the funny looking parking enforcement vehicle.

More than enforcing the City’s parking ordinances, Mark has been an ambassador of sorts to the downtown corridor. People either loved to see the parking enforcement vehicle or ran to their car to avoid receiving a citation.

Mark has served our city for seven years in this position, but what is perhaps more remarkable is that over the previous twenty years he served as a Wenatchee Police Reserve Officer - First Class. This meant that he was able to patrol and respond to calls without having a patrol officer accompany him.

This required additional training and volunteer hours under direct supervision and evaluation of his performance. Mark volunteered thousands of hours to the citizens of the Greater Wenatchee Valley by patrolling the streets of Wenatchee and providing security for major events like the Apple Blossom Festival.

We wish him well in the next chapter of his life and we will all miss his humor, and honorable service and dedication to the citizens of Wenatchee.


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