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Yesterday around 12:50 p.m., Senior Deputy Mike Beach was preparing to eat his lunch at a local restaurant at the Keizer Station when a man approached him. The man explained to Senior Deputy Beach that at the business next door he had found an employee on the ground and she appeared to need help.
Senior Deputy Beach quickly went next door to the store, Game Stop and saw a 30 year old female, on the ground and unconscious. Senior Deputy Beach radioed for medical help and began assessing the female. After discovering she was not breathing and did not have a pulse Senior Deputy Beach handed the keys to his nearby patrol car to the man and asked him to retrieve his medical kit.
Senior Deputy Beach began chest compressions as another patron entered the store. The patron, Dee Ann White of Falls City asked Deputy Beach if she could help. Deputy Beach and Ms. White worked together, alternating chest compressions until the male returned with the medical bag.
Deputy Beach retrieved his CPR mask from the bag, took over chest compressions and Ms. White began providing rescue breaths. Medical personnel arrived a short time later and transported the female to the Salem Hospital where she remains in critical condition.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office would like to commend Senior Deputy Beach, Ms. White and the unknown man who worked together to help another person in need.
Mr. Pierce was located moments ago by our partners at Chemeketa Community College Office of Public Safety. Mr. Pierce is not injured and is being returned home.
Marion County Sheriff's deputies are actively searching for a missing Salem man. Clyde Pierce, age 76, has been missing from his home in the 4500 block of 47th Avenue NE since 1:30 this afternoon after returning from an outing.
Mr. Pierce is a white male, 5'06" tall, 130 pounds, with gray hair. He was last seen wearing a black nylon jacket (pictured) with a red collar, black pants and a black cowboy hat. Mr. Pierce is developmentally disabled and does not speak. The Sheriff's Office is asking any who sees or has seen Mr. Pierce to please call 911.
The investigation into today's events is still continuing and being lead by the Oregon State Police. The Sheriff's Office can confirm that the deputy involved in today's events sustained minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
This is currently an active investigation and the Sheriff's Office is not prepared to release any further details. The Sheriff's Office is turning all additional media communication over to the Oregon State Police.
Today at 12:16 p.m. a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a vehicle on Boones Ferry Road NE near Highway 99 near Woodburn. At some time during the interaction the vehicle struck the deputy and shots were fired. During the altercation the deputy did suffer injuries from being struck by the vehicle and he is being treated at a local hospital.
Pursuant to the guidelines set forth in Senate Bill 111 the Marion County Sheriff's Office has asked the Oregon State Police to be the primary investigating agency. There are no additional details at this time.