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July 6-10, 2017 DUII Results - 07/17/17

Corvallis, Ore. -- Benton County Sheriff's Office participated in extra DUII saturation patrol, July 6 through July 10, 2017.

Deputies working the extra patrol conducted 150 traffic stops for traffic violations, issued 16 citations, and responded to five non-injury crashes in Benton County.

During those days, six drivers were arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Three were arrested for DUII alcohol, and three for DUII drugs.

Other arrests include one for the Attempt to Elude, two for Possession of a Controlled Substance, two for Driving While Suspended, and five outstanding arrest warrants were served.

Benton County Sheriff's Office's next Saturation Patrol is scheduled for August 2 through 5, 2017. Our office will be targeting drivers under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, and inhalants.

Oregon's DUII enforcement program is committed to reducing the amount of crashes and impaired drivers on our roadways by keeping them off the roadway and arresting them when they choose to drive. For more info on impaired driving, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.com.
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Attached Media Files: DUII_saturation_7.17.17.pdf
Independence Day DUII Results - 07/08/17

Corvallis, Ore. -- Benton County Sheriff's Office participated in extra DUII saturation patrol to coincide with the Independence Day weekend, June 29 through July 5, 2017.

During those dates, deputies working the extra patrol conducted 249 traffic stops for traffic violations, issuing 39 citations.

Deputies arrested four drivers for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Three were arrested for DUII alcohol, and one for DUII drugs. Other arrests included one for Attempt to Elude, two for Possession of a Controlled Substance, and eight arrest warrants were served.

Nine traffic citations were issued for speeding, one citation for failing to carry or present a driver's license, and four for driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Benton County Sheriff's Office is currently working another DUII Saturation Patrol July 6 through 10, 2017, to coincide with the Philomath Frolic Rodeo. Benton County Sheriff's Office will be targeting drivers under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, and inhalants.

Oregon's DUII enforcement program is committed to reducing the amount of crashes and impaired drivers on our roadways by keeping them off the roadway and arresting them when they choose to drive. For more info on impaired driving, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.com.
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Attached Media Files: DUII_saturation_7.7.17.pdf
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Benton County Sheriff's Office Recognizes Excellence (Photo) - 07/06/17

Corvallis, Ore. -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office recently held its annual Awards Event to recognize members for their meritorious service.

"All of our deputies and civilian employees do an exceptional job for Benton County residents," stated Sheriff Scott Jackson, "so it is difficult to single out any one individual."

This year three deputies were recognized with the Life Saving Award.

Deputy Justin Bowers received a Life Saving Award for an incident that occurred on August 30, 2016. Bowers was dispatched to a head-on vehicle crash with serious injuries to multiple people. When he arrived, the scene was very chaotic with heavy rush-hour traffic, blocked in both directions. Deputy Bowers immediately focused on a victim lying in the middle of the street with three bystanders, giving first aid and CPR. The victim was not breathing and they could not find a pulse. Deputy Bowers assisted the bystanders by giving chest compressions. After several moments while Deputy Bowers was doing chest compressions, the victim started breathing on her own. She was transported by ambulance with serious injuries and later transferred to the Intensive Care Unit. As a result of the actions of Deputy Bowers and the three bystanders, the woman recovered from her injuries.

Also receiving Life Saving Awards were Marine Deputies Randal Tugwell and Marshall Dean. These deputies were patrolling the Willamette River in June 2017, when they noticed a young woman struggling in the water. She and some friends were floating down the river in inner tubes. She was intoxicated, had fallen out of her inner tube, and could not get back in. Because she could not keep her head above water, the deputies took action. Deputy Tugwell maneuvered the boat so that Deputy Dean could reach the victim. He eventually had to jump in the river and managed to get the young woman safely on board the marine boat. The marine deputies transported her to the Crystal Lake boat ramp where Corvallis Fire personnel met them and transported the victim to Good Samaritan Hospital. Their actions that day certainly saved the young woman's life.

The Construction Industry Crime Prevention Program recognized Detective Christopher Dale, Corporal Al Schermerhorn, Deputy Rick Fontaine, Deputy Joshua Gordon, and Detective Eric Glass with the "2017 CICP Law Enforcement Award." This award is given to a law enforcement officer
who has worked directly with members and/or staff to aid in the prevention, recovery, or arrest resulting from theft or vandalism on a construction project.

Recognized with Distinguished Service Medals were: Deputy Joshua Hall, Deputy Doree Johnson, Deputy Paul Lancaster, Deputy Randy McInnes, Deputy John Nordyke, and Deputy Joe Yenchik.

Division Employees of the Year were: Sergeant David Iverson, Stacy Mellem, Deputy Ryan Roth, and Emilia Sanguino.

Deputy Ed Nowak received the Benton County Sheriff's Office Employee of the Year award and Sarah Jane Savage was recognized as the BCSO Volunteer of the Year.
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Attached Media Files: BCSO_Awards_6.26.17.pdf , lifesavers.jpg
Benton County Sheriff's Office Sponsors Citizens' Academy - 06/27/17

Corvallis, Ore. -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Citizens' Academy. The Academy begins September 5th and meets for ten sessions ending October 24th. This free program is designed to give citizen participants an opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff's Office.

The class will meet each Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on two Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m. The Saturdays are scheduled for September 16th and October 21st. Most classes meet at the Law Enforcement Building in Corvallis.

During the program, participants will gain insight into the challenges faced by Deputies. Most of the instructors are sworn Deputies who share their experiences with the class. The Saturday sessions provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about emergency vehicle operations, traffic stops, and use of force situations.

The Citizens' Academy covers all aspects of the Sheriff's responsibilities including law enforcement, emergency management, search and rescue, parole and probation, jail operations and the support service and command responsibilities of the Office.

"We hope residents will take this opportunity to learn more about what their Sheriff's Office does," says Sheriff Scott Jackson. "The class fills up quickly so we encourage interested individuals to get their applications in early." Deadline for applications is August 28, 2017.

Applications are available online at: www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/2017-citizens-academy or in person at the Law Enforcement Building, 180 NW 5th Street, Corvallis. For further information, contact the Benton County Sheriff's Office at 541-766-6858.
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