The Snohomish County Council and County Executive Dave Somers in November passed a joint resolution honoring Glen Peterson for his service to both the county as a parking garage attendant as well as for his 21 years of service in the U.S. Army.
Peterson was born in Everett, lived in Lake Stevens and eventually graduated from Mount Vernon High School. He played football for Montana State University before leaving school to join the Army in 1974. He served the next 21 years, including deployments in Germany, Panama, Iraq, Somalia and Korea. He was injured in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. He left military service as a first sergeant.
He eventually entered the parking industry and worked for Republic Parking at the Snohomish County Complex garage since its opening in 2004. He recently retired to move to the Omak area to care for his aging parents.
Peterson is described as a “dedicated, accommodating, and honest man (whose) kindness, sense of humor, and affable demeanor have endeared him to all.”
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