Deputy Charles Douglass was named Oregon Marine Patrol Officer of the Year by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators. He beat out more than 100 county and state law enforcement officers who monitor Oregon’s waterways.
Douglass has worked for the sheriff’s office for 13 years, spending his past four on marine patrol.
“It’s flattering. It’s nice to be recognized for working hard, and I work hard because I love what I do,” Douglass said.
Douglass says his favorite parts of the job are driving the jet boat and training new marine patrol officers.