Sentence Bill Rejected in Committee

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers are working to finish up their work so they can adjourn Friday, but they still need to work on a package of bills to rebalance the budget and approve construction projects around the state. House Bill 4125, which would have increased the minimum mandatory sentence for trying to kill a … Continue reading »

Shot Sergeant Taking Political Action

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Benton County sheriff’s sergeant who was shot in the line of duty a year and a half ago has recovered, and now, he is fighting to increase the minimum mandatory sentence for those in Oregon who try to kill law enforcement officers. August 11, 2012 is a day Sgt. David Peterson … Continue reading »

Shot Sergeant Fighting for Justice

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The sergeant with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office who was shot three times more than a year ago is now fighting for other first responders. Sergeant David Peterson returned to his old patrol shift Monday night for the first time since August 2012. But recovering from his bullet wounds is not the … Continue reading »