Chief, Hermiston Police Department
When and why did you move to Hermiston?
Born and raised right here in Hermiston and very proud of it!
What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?
Walker’s Farm Kitchen
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Unfortunately, the longer I have been in law enforcement, the more introverted I’ve become but I enjoy traveling with family and close friends. Plenty of rock concerts still to be seen and places to visit.
What surprises you about Hermiston?
Nothing. This community is incredibly inclusive and willing to step up and make worthy projects come to fruition.
What was the last book you read?
”Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump” by Laura Ingraham.
What website or app do you use most other than Facebook?
Yelp and Untappd. Look at me, I love to eat.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
My wife and I have been blessed to travel throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. I have always wanted to visit Israel and experience the significant culture and history.
What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?
In order to stay sane in this profession, there are plenty of funny things that happen around the station, but getting a speeding ticket going 96 km/h in a 60 km/h zone at the end of the Autobahn in 1999 ranks toward the top. The officers kept my passport and my wife, and sent me a couple of miles into a small town in southern Germany, Füssen, to get 180 Deutsche Marks since all we had on us were francs. After being gone for over an hour and it having turned dark, my wife was not amused. In my defense, this was before GPS and the autobahn is not supposed to have a limit.
What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?
To finish my Master’s of Business Administration degree. I have been working on it non-stop for the last year and I have five classes left.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
On the personal side, I would say staying married for 22+ years and raising a family. On the professional side, working in a challenging environment with some incredibly dedicated men and women is gratifying.