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In mid-January 2010, Deputy Andrew McVey updated us on his wife's military service: "My wife Suzanne is on her second deployment overseas in three years. It gives me a great sense of pride when I think of our department and how they take care of their own. I'm equally as proud of my wife -- and will continue to support her 100 percent as she tends to the wounded warriors who come her way. Suzanne is a Lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserves, and is currently attached to the US Army's hospital located in Landstuhl, Germany. Her tour of duty is just about complete. She should be returning to the states in the next couple of weeks to resume her civilian occupation as a full-time nurse for Multnomah County."

Edward Rhoads Retired CCSO Deputy Edward Rhoads just finished serving as a International Police Officer attached to the P.E.U. (Prisoner Escort Unit) High Risk Team in Kosovo. In December 2007, he sent us an e-mail about his last day of service there: "December 24: My last full day in Kosovo. At 57, I acquired the nickname 'That crazy old American.' Team Alpha was mostly made up of Filipinos, Africans, and Turks, with a few Romanians and Austrians thrown in. I was the only American and the oldest team member -- hence the nickname. To quote an old friend, 'I will not tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death.' Have a great Christmas. I know I will. Signed, The Balkan Deputy."
PFC Brandon Alderman Private Robert Dean Taylor
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Marine Private Robert Dean Taylor, 18, on August 4, 2005. Pvt. Taylor, the son of Clackamas County Sheriff's Sergeant Richard Taylor and his wife Rae, collapsed and died during an endurance training run while serving in San Diego, California. He was buried with full military honors at Willamette National Cemetery on August 12, 2005. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Taylor family.
PFC Brandon Alderman PFC Brandon Alderman
1st Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Expiditionary Force
Son of Detective Sergeant Alderman
Returned March 2005.
SFC Tom Dryden PSC Tim Beard
Coast Guard Reserve
Deployed to Kuwait and Iraq from February 2003 to September 2003.
SFC Tom Dryden SFC Tom Dryden
Iraq Survey Group, US Central Command
Detective
Returned March 2005.
SGT Matt Foster SGT Matt Foster
1st Armor Division
Son of Chaplain Foster
Currently serving in Fort Carson, CO
SFC Tom Dryden Sgt. Anthony Kollias served at home during Operation Noble Eagle -- and overseas during Operation Enduring Freedom. Kollias writes: "My Unit was the 142nd Security Forces Squadron, Oregon Air National Guard. I was a Technical Sergeant (E6) and served from 1992 to 2003. I was activated on 09/11/2001, and served full time until March of 2003. The gun [in the photo at left] is a .50-calibre; I am the one manning it. Most of my service was done at home after 09/11. I patrolled the Oregon ANG Base in Portland. I served overseas for three months at Rein Mein AFB in Germany."
SFC Tom Dryden SPC Ben Lovelace
3rd Infantry Division, 4th Brigade, 8th Cavalry,
6th Troop (Cav. Scout/Recon)
Son of Corrections Deputy Ray Lovelace
Currently serving in Iraq
MAJ Dave Shauvin SPC Travis Meharry
2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 1st Cavalry Division
Son of Patrol Deputy Lancer Meharry
Returned March 2005.
SFC Tom Dryden LCPL Lou Serafin Jr
1st Marine Div, 4th Bn, C Co,
Son of Deputy Lou Serafin (Ret)
Returned March 2005.
MAJ Dave Shauvin MAJ David Shauvin
Armor
82nd ROC, I Corps
Corrections Deputy
Returned from Iraq in May 2004
MAJ Steve Strickland MAJ Steve Strickland
Military Police
82nd ROC, I Corps
Patrol Deputy
Returned from Iraq in May 2004
SSG Brian Zacher SSG Brian Zacher
2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 1st Cavalry Division
Son of Patrol Deputy Zacher
Returned March 2005.

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Sheriff Craig Roberts

Sheriff Craig Roberts

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