Washington County eyes body camera program expansion for deputies

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Photo: WCSO The Washington County Board of Commissioners is taking a step toward requiring county Sheriff’s deputies to wear body cameras. The board unanimously approved a motion, as an amendment to the county’s current 2020 . . . You have reached content available exclusively[Read More…]

Inmate who escaped work crew has history of running from authorities

South Fork Forest Camp entrance in November 2017. Photo: Chas Hundley TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST – Brandon Sykes walked away from a South Fork Forest Camp work crew late Monday morning near the Coast Range summit on Highway 6, and has yet to be apprehended.  “Unfortunately, we do not have an[Read More…]

Washington Co. deputy charged with official misconduct from 2018 use of force incident

Rian Alden booking photo from Washington County Sheriff’s Office HILLSBORO – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says that a deputy under investigation for allegedly sending a racist email 16 years ago has been charged with official misconduct stemming from a use of force while booking an arrestee in the Washington[Read More…]

Washington County deputy under investigation after allegation of ’email with racial epithets’ surfaces

A table with Washington County Sheriff’s Office memorabilia and information in Banks. File photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been placed on administrative leave after an allegation surfaced that the deputy sent an “inappropriate email with racial epithets” before being employed by the[Read More…]

Cpl. Jeremy Braun looks toward returning to work after being shot in line of duty

Joy Braun, Jeremy Braun, and Sheriff Pat Garrett. Photo: Chas Hundley//Gales Creek Journal HILLSBORO – “The valley of the shadow of death is very small, very narrow, and you have to go through it alone,” said Corporal Jeremy Braun of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  After being shot at close[Read More…]

More than 60 arrested during DUII holiday patrol period

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Photo: WCSO WASHINGTON COUNTY – 63 people were arrested by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office during a period of high visibility DUII enforcement patrols by local law enforcement agencies from December 13, 2019 to January 2, 2020. In a press release, the sheriff’s office[Read More…]


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