The Enrique S. Camarena Award

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The Washington State Elks Association was extremely proud and humbled to be part of the presenting of the Highest Grand Lodge Drug Awareness Program Award – The Enrique S. Camarena Award – to the most deserving recipient anyone could have ever imagined – Joe Lusignan. There was not a dry eye in the place after hearing about Mr. Lusignan’s achievements and passions for drug awareness. This is an amazing American Citizen going above and beyond for our communities and his fellow citizens. Thank you to the Forks Lodge #2524 for nominating Mr. Lusignan for this prestigious recognition for his constant efforts.

The photos  are being shared from Mr. Lusignan’s wife – an extremely proud moment for her as well.

Enrique S. “Kiki” Camarena was an 11 year veteran agent of the DEA, who was kidnapped, brutally tortured and then murdered in Mexico in 1985. Prior to serving with the DEA, Agent Camarena was a firefighter, a criminal investigator and a narcotics officer. He was a loving husband and a father of three children. His death has inspired millions of Americans to lead a drug-free life and the Elks celebrate his commitment to this effort with an annual award.

2 thoughts on “The Enrique S. Camarena Award

  1. The Enrique Camerana award makes me proud to be an Elk, as ER we sponsored the award who won the award for CA & Hawaii, it was an amazing feat and it was fantastic outreach to our community.

    Fraternally
    Greg Neneman
    PER 2014-2015
    Huntington Beach #1959

  2. Greg,
    Closing the gateway on Drugs, and creating Drug demand reduction, is the salvation of our communities,and most certainly the path to insure the protection of our Youth.

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