Safety and emergency officers gathered on the Port of Olympia dock this past weekend to salute the region and nation's Armed Services men and women at Foofaraw. 

This year’s Foofaraw also marked the debut of the harbor security vessel, Integrity, with Sheriff John Snaza aboard. Integrity will handle law enforcement matters that occur in Budd Inlet within City and County boundaries, as well as other emergencies. The boat is also equipped with fire suppression devices. 

Integrity is a result of inter-agency cooperation between the Thurston County Sheriff and Port of Olympia. 

Participants in the Foofaraw salute were Washington State Patrol, Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, Olympia Police Department/Harbor Patrol, Olympia Fire Department, ILWU Local 47 and staff from Weyerhaeuser Company, Brusco Tug & Barge, Securitas and Port of Olympia. 

Sponsored by Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, Olympia Yacht Club and other area businesses and organizations, Foofaraw occurs annually on the Friday following Labor Day.