Law enforcement appreciation Jan. 9

Students, staff encouraged to wear blue

Article Date: Jan 04, 2019

Go blue on January 9 in support of school resource officers and law enforcement across the country!

Law Enforcement officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their lives on the line every day for their communities – and we appreciate all that they do for our local students, staff and communities. They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated. On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect.

Bend-La Pine Schools' School Resource Officers

Bend Police Department

  • Officer Amy Ward: Bend Senior high, Amity Creek, Bear Creek elementary, R.E. Jewell elementary, Silver Rail elementary, and Tamarack (shared) schools.
  • Officer Chris Stoaks: Mountain View high, Realms high, Skyline high, Realms middle, Lava Ridge elementary, Ensworth elementary, Ponderosa elementary, Juniper elementary, and Tamarack schools.
  • Officer Chris Smelser: Marshall high, Cascade middle, Pilot Butte middle, Sky View middle, Elk Meadow elementary, and Pine Ridge elementary schools.
  • Officer James Krauger: Summit high, Pacific Crest middle, High Lakes elementary, W.E. Miller elementary, Westside, and Highland schools.

Sergeant Liz Lawrence (and Marshall the dog) and Lieutenant Clint Burleigh support the Bend based team. Chief Jim Porter leads the department.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department

  • Deputy Merlin Toney: La Pine elementary, La Pine middle, La Pine high, Rosland elementary, and Three Rivers schools.
  • Deputy Mike Quick: High Desert middle and Buckingham elementary schools.

Lieutenant Joe DeLuca supports the county team. Sheriff Shane Nelson leads the department.

Read more about how Bend-La Pine Schools partners with local law enforcement and plans to celebrate National Law Enforcement Day