Oregon Sheriff of the Year
Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2014
Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association President, Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers, recognized Sheriff Blanton for his leadership and continual involvement in Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association business; and, his actions in supporting the role of Sheriff around the state including his personal interest in the development and training of elected sheriffs at the Sheriffs’ Association Command College and newly elected sheriffs at the New Sheriffs’ Institute. In addition, Sheriff Myers stated that Sheriff Blanton is always willing to share his personnel and resources with both the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association and sheriffs around the state.
Sheriff Myers said on a personal note, Sheriff Blanton is one of the first persons to call and check in if he is aware other sheriffs are dealing with a difficult situation. He is known to lean in on issues and will always do the right thing for the right reasons. He is passionate about the Office of Sheriff, he is a leader and most importantly, many can call him a true friend.
Sheriff Blanton has over thirty years in law enforcement service and currently serves as the 8th sheriff of Deschutes County. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include a Marine Patrol, K-9 units, and Forest Patrol.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was founded in 1916. The agency has 174 sworn personnel and 47 non-sworn employees who provide services to over 157,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of Deschutes County.
Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office
63333 Highway 20 West
Bend, Oregon 97701
Central Oregon Police Chaplaincy
325 NE Kearney Ave., Bend, OR 97701
PO Box 1898, Redmond, OR 97756
Notes from Chaplain Jim
Happy New Year!
We are thankful as well for some very gifted and committed Chaplains who serve as a team among the First Responders of Central Oregon.
I have been reading several reflections of the previous years accomplishments and activities were full of events from different disciplines left me with an appetite for the next chapter - where are we going? I was asked that several times when on a day off we would all jump in the family vehicle and take a drive, an old fashion activity to do with your family – only my Bride and I knew where we were really going.
I have used the illustration several times over the years that if you don’t have a target to shoot at you can hit that every time. When I practice with my bow at twenty and thirty yards I shoot at a target – golf tees! My youngest son tells me, “Dad, shoot small miss small”!
What a challenge to look ahead at a brand new year and put some events out there to shoot at – vacations, time off, books to read, faith discipline, health, relationships, clean up my garage, clean up my emails, schedules – the list begins to become overwhelming if we don’t prioritize.
ICISF – International Critical Incident Stress Foundation – has groomed our chaplains and many others with a foundation of health that includes managing these five areas for homeostasis in our lives: Physical, Behavioral, Cognitive, Emotional and Spiritual. This helps me to stay focused on the bigger picture – a new year, my life. I began today to identify a book to read this month, an exercise program that I am continuing along with, a lifestyle plan, accountability with a close friend, and discipline for my faith formation – that’s what I am shooting at!
Blessings on you as you strategize to enjoy 2015 – what are you shooting at? Philippians 3:13&14
You Are Appreciated
2014 COPC Golf Tournament Pictures
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