22nd Annual Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial Ball & Auction FAQ Page


We understand that in an unprecedented time of rapid change and so many unknowns, we thought it helpful to share with you some of the questions we have either posed ourselves or been asked over the last few weeks about this event.

State restrictions on events/groups have been extended through April 8th.

Date Change May 9th

We worked diligently with our host hotel and other vendors to move the date of the 22nd Annual Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial Ball and Auction to May 9th. The previously listed event schedule will remain in place for the weekend of May 9th.

 What happens to my ticket?

To ensure the most thorough accounting and customer service, the Ball and Auction Committee will be reaching out to ticket holders initially through email. You may also receive individual contact by telephone. New tickets will be reissued. If you are not able to join us on the new date, we will be process refunds in the coming weeks. Expect to hear from someone during the week few weeks.

You will need to contact the Seattle Airport Hilton in reference to your accommodations.

We have been able to create a block of rooms for the new date. Please contact the Seattle Airport Hilton Hotel directly to update your reservations. We do not have the ability to cancel, change or modify any individuals or groups reservations. You may reach the hotel at 206 244-4800  with the new reservation code LAWX20. Or you may book a new reservation online

I see other organizations running online auctions and/or other solutions. Why not adapt the event?

The committee felt very strongly about preserving this event exactly as it is. They have found the perfect balance of fundraising while honoring the officers we have lost and did not want either half to get muddled in a new event.

What is the financial impact on Behind the Badge Foundation?

Like you we are concerned about our organizational financial future. We rely on events like the Ball and Auction to help fund vital programs and initiatives across the entire Foundation. We also rely on these events to connect with the people that we serve and the people that who continually support us. While this this pandemic will significantly change manner in which we work in the short term, our pledge is that we will continue to support our Law Enforcement officers, families and agencies, especially in their time of need, to the fullest extent.

If you do not see the answer to your question, please refer your questions to event director Kevin Haistings and Tracy! at for more answers.