Sheriff Turner Applies for Police Chief

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County could be in need of a new sheriff soon if Sheriff Tom Turner lands the Florence police chief job. Sheriff Turner is in Florence going before a panel as part of the interview process. He didn’t want to talk on camera as to not jeopardize the process, so we talked … Continue reading »

Florence Police Chief to Retire

FLORENCE, Ore. — Florence Police Chief Ray Gutierrez has announced he is retiring. His last day will be Jan. 1, 2014. He has been in law enforcement for 36 years, with 32 of those years in Florence. He began his career in 1977 with the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, and then he joined the Florence … Continue reading »