Memorial Services Feb. 17, 2007, for Cathy Logg, Veteran Police Reporter

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Family and friends of veteran police reporter Cathy Logg will celebrate her life on Saturday at Brigid Collins House in Bellingham. Logg, 58, died Feb. 7 in Bellingham.

A memorial service for award-winning police reporter Cathy A. Logg will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Brigid Collins House in Bellingham. Logg, 58, died Feb. 7 in Bellingham.

Logg covered crime in the Pacific Northwest for some two decades and won recognition for her passionate reporting on municipal and tribal government, domestic violence, law enforcement, fires and other subjects. Known for never being far from a police scanner, she covered the police beat for The Bellingham Herald from 1989 to 2000 and for the Everett Herald from 2000 to January 2006.

Her inquisitive nature and journalistic dedication earned her numerous journalism awards, including a first-place Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Competition award in social issues for stories on domestic violence in the 1990s Her reporting on human rights abuses earned her one of the first annual awards from the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force in 1997. The Washington Press Association also presented her with several Communicator of Excellence Awards for her reporting of a downtown fire; a hate crime at a migrant camp; and a cheating ring at Lummi Casino.

Logg, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served three years as an aviation controller at El Toro Air Station in Santa Ana, Calif., also managed two restaurants in Port Townsend and earned her Associate of Arts Degree from Peninsula College. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, she worked as a freelance writer for the Port Townsend Leader and the Peninsula Daily News.

She is survived by her son, Bryon Logg of Bellingham; granddaughters Selena and Diana Logg of Bellevue; brothers Wayne (and wife Marie) Vander Poel of Pinellaspark, Fla., Kenneth Vander Poel of Atlanta, Ga., and Gene Vander Poel (whereabouts unknown); former husband George Logg of Port Townsend; and numerous other family members and friends.

The Brigid Collins House is at the corner of Holly and Garden streets. A potluck reception at another location will follow the service.

For more information on the memorial service or the anticipated creation of a law enforcement scholarship in Logg's name, please contact: Melissa Marteny, 360-671-5592.

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