From left are Jodie Garver, Caring House; Angela Kurtz, Caring House; Commander Jeremy Hauswirth, Michigan State Police; Sherry Fila, Dickinson-Iron District Health Department; Karla Lehmann, Caring House, Child Advocacy Center; Donna Fayes-Johnson, Caring House; Lisa Richards, Dickinson County prosecutor; Bob Sauld, Caring House board chair; Kristin Cass, assistant county prosecutor; Heidi Ford, Friend of the Court; District Court Judge Julie LaCost; Officer Jim Schaffer, Norway Police Department; Circuit Court Judge Christopher Ninomiya; Cheryl Beauchaft, Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare System; Iron Mountain Police Chief Ed Mattson; Officer Rodney Woodward, Kingsford Public Safety; Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Rutter; The Rev. Steve Lehmann, Mount Olive Lutheran Church; Henry Mann, child protective services; Heather Strauss, Caring House; Trisha Johnson, Caring House; and Probate Court Judge Tom Slagle.
(Marguerite Lanthier/Daily News photo)
Since 1987, October has been recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Tuesday, staff from the Caring House domestic violence service center gathered with officials representing various police departments and county agencies to honor those who lost their lives to domestic violence.