Latino Civic Alliance Honors Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel
the annual Latino Legislative Day event, the Latino Civic Alliance
honored Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel with the Latino Civic
Alliance Award for significant contributions as an elected official in
Washington State to advocacy. The annual award recognizes an individual
or organization who has gone beyond the call of duty, often at great
personal risk, to improve, save and protect other people's lives.
Civic Alliance Chair, Nina Martinez, said of Blasdel, "We have
witnessed for the last two years his courage and personal hardship
experienced to ensure that the inquest for Mr. Antonio Zambrano Montes
was conducted. We recognize and respect his efforts to help others in
our communities and his efforts will long be remembers by the State of
The award was presented to Dan in the Capitol Rotunda in front of nearly 1000 participants of the legislative day.