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Mayor Laurie Gere thanked outgoing Police Chief Bonnie Bowers for her service, presented her with a certificate of recognition. Bowers, in turn, honored her husband of 33 years.

“My cover officer, my backup, my soulmate, mylove, and my best friend, has been there for me. Thank you, honey, I love you," Bowers said of her husband Bud, in front of a crowded City Council chambers on Monday night.

A public reception was held following the City Council meeting.

Bowers has been Police Chief since 2008. She is replaced by John Small.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times