Ten Salem officers, call taker honored by OPOA

Eleven members of the Salem Police Department received honors at the Oregon Peace Officers Association’s 45th annual awards banquet Friday, Nov. 7. Pictured above, left to right, are  Chief Jerry Moore, Sgt. Stephen Smith, Officer Oscar Zambrano, Officer Omar DeMarco, Officer Robert Owings, Officer David Smith, Officer Joe Miller and Deputy Chief Jim Ferraris. The OPOA honored more than 90 criminal justice […]

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OPOA honors Salem police officers’ extraordinary efforts

Saving lives and capturing armed criminals earned special recognition to several Salem police officers by the Oregon Peace Officers Association last month. At the association’s annual awards banquet, the officers received awards, including citations for lifesaving, distinguished service, public service, medal of honor and medal of valor. Here are the citations from the OPOA: Medal […]

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Salem officers honored for life-saving service

The Oregon Peace Officers Association honored several Salem police officers last month for actions in life-threatening situations. Among the awards were a Medal of Honor, a Medal of Valor, a Purple Heart and several lifesaving awards. An officer-involved shooting incident Aug. 11 in Benton County resulted in the arrest of a suspect, and five Salem officers were […]

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