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From: Dylan Blaylock, Clackamas County Community Relations Specialist, 503-742-5917 01-08-15

Clackamas County

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Clackamas County Commissioners Honor Sgt. Damon Coates, Recognize Nat’l Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners on Thursday recognized National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which is being celebrated across the country by communities tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 9.

Part of the ceremony recognized former Clackamas County Sheriff Sergeant Damon Coates – who was shot and grievously wounded 12 years ago tomorrow (Jan. 9) – for his valor, service and sacrifice to the community.

Coates’ appearance featured his wife, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts, County Administrator Don Krupp, and other law enforcement personnel. Media outlets are free to use this photo with proper attribution (courtesy of Clackamas County).


For more information, media may reach Dylan Blaylock, Clackamas County Public & Government Affairs, at 503-742-5917 or


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