SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Here in Oregon, the Fourth of July was pretty quiet.
It’s usually the most deadly holiday in our state.
But Oregon State Police reports no deadly crashes in the 30-hour holiday period over Independence Day for the first time in 33 years.
Eugene and Springfield police also didn’t issue an illegal fireworks citations.
“I would say our response is mostly of a safety nature. That’s what we’re trying to do. We want to prevent injuries and fires or things of that nature, but we try to measure that response, really concentrating on the safety aspect of it for the Fourth of July,” said Springfield Police Sgt. John Umenhofer.
All in all, Springfield police call this Fourth of July one of the safest and smoothest in recent memory.