Springfield Searches for Police Chief

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Police Department will have its new leader at the end of October. ┬áBut first, the city has to narrow down a pretty competitive applicant pool. Fifty people applied for the position and in the next few weeks the city will narrow its options down to four to six. Then the … Continue reading »

Reedsport Police Chief Dies Unexpectedly

REEDSPORT, Ore. — Reedsport Police Chief Mark Fandrey died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon. Chief Fandrey was on vacation with his family in Elkton over the weekend. His family found him unresponsive after he had gone to lie down after not feeling well. Douglas County Sheriff Department representatives have ruled out foul play, but the cause of … Continue reading »

Springfield Police Chief Retires

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — After 43 years of service with the Springfield Police Department, the police chief has decided it’s time to retire. Jerry Smith has had quite an impact on the city with more than four decades of dedication. City leaders say Smith was the main catalyst for the Springfield Municipal Jail project and that … Continue reading »