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Traffic Safety Team to Participate in Click It or Ticket campaign - 05/21/22

Beginning Monday, May 23rd, 2022, motorists can expect to see increased patrols on Marion County roadways as our Traffic Safety Team joins police agencies from throughout Oregon as they participate in the Click It or Ticket campaign.  The increased patrols will be focused on safety belt and child seat laws and will run through Sunday, June 5th, 2022.  Funding for these additional patrols are made possible through the use of federal grant dollars made available to law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Face the Facts

  • The national seat belt use rate in 2020 was 90.3%, which is good — but we can do better. The other 9.7% still need to be reminded that seat belts save lives.
  • Among young adults 18 to 34 killed in passenger vehicle crashes in 2020, more than half (60%) were completely unrestrained — one of the highest percentages for all age groups.
  • Men make up the majority of those killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. In 2020, 67% of the 23,824 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed were men. Men also wear their seat belts at a lower rate than women do — 55% of men killed in crashes were unrestrained, compared to 43% of women killed in crashes.

“Tragically, multiple families throughout Oregon will suffer the loss of a loved one which could have been prevented by wearing a seat belt. Our Traffic Safety Team is committed to promoting traffic safety by educating our community members about the importance of safe driving habits.” – Sgt. Mark Ferron, Traffic Safety Team Supervisor and Crash Reconstructionist

For help selecting or installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer’s instructions, your vehicle owner’s manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at:

Similar tactical vest and helmet
Similar tactical vest and helmet
Sheriff's Office Equipment Stolen During Vehicle Break-in (Photo) - 05/18/22

On Wednesday morning, May 18, 2022, an off-duty member of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office discovered their personal vehicle had been broken into overnight in southeast Salem. Among the items stolen from inside of the vehicle was equipment belonging to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team including:

  • Green tactical vest with helmet
  • Portable police radio
  • Gas mask
  • Black semi-automatic AR-15 style rifle w/ optic
  • Rifle and pistol magazines with ammunition
  • Medic kit

Due to the theft occurring inside the city of Salem, the incident was reported to the Salem Police Department.

Sheriff Kast stated, “It is humbling to share about incidents such as this, however, we are absolutely committed to being transparent with our community and engaging their assistance by soliciting tips that may help us recover the stolen equipment. We will be conducting an internal review of the incident to determine if there were violations of policy or procedures.”

Anyone with information about the theft is encouraged to call the Salem Police Department Tips Line at 503-588-8477 or to submit their tip by texting TIPMCSO and their tip to 847411.

Attached Media Files: Similar tactical vest and helmet
Crash Team Investigating Vehicle/Pedestrian Fatal Crash (Photo) - 05/07/22

On May 6, 2022 around 10:25 PM, deputies and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 600 block of Lancaster Drive NE in the unincorporated area of East Salem.  Arriving responders located the pedestrian who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This area of Lancaster Drive NE was closed for about three hours while members of the Marion County Sheriff's Office CRASH Team conducted an investigation. Investigators determined a 2012 Kia Sorento was travelling northbound when the pedestrian was struck in the roadway.  Investigators do not believe speed was a contributing factor in the crash. The 50 year old male driver remained on scene and was cooperative with investigators.  No citations or arrests have been made at this time.

The identity of the pedestrian, a 34 year old male, is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. 

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about the crash to call our non-emergency number at 503-588-5032.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Keizer Police Department, Marion County District Attorney's Office, Marion County Fire District #1, Faulk Ambulance, and Marion County Public Works.


Attached Media Files: 600_Lancaster_DR.jpg
Adult in Custody Death at the Marion County Jail - 05/04/22

On May 3rd, 2022, at just before 6:00 a.m., an adult in custody (AIC), Michael Duclos, 66, was found unresponsive in his cell following an apparent medical emergency. Deputies and medical staff at the Marion County Jail began administering CPR and requested an ambulance.

Mr. Duclos was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. In accordance with the policy of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the Linn County Sheriff's Office was asked to investigate the death as an outside law enforcement agency.

Officer Involved Shooting During Marion County SWAT Response - 04/25/22

On April 25, 2022, at approximately 6:15 a.m. deputies were called to the Flying J Truck Stop outside Aurora after a wanted person was spotted outside. The suspect barricaded inside of a vehicle and the Marion County Interagency SWAT team was called out to assist.

During the incident there was an officer involved shooting. One law enforcement officer was injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment, their condition is not available at this time.

The suspect was injured during the incident. Law enforcement and emergency medical personnel attempted to provide medical aid at the scene. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pursuant to SB111 protocols, the Marion County District Attorney’s Office and Oregon State Police will be coordinating the investigation. There is no outstanding danger to the community at this time.