First Responders Appreciation BBQ – Friday October 7th

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Come out and help recognize Josephine County’s first responders, who work hard every day to keep our county safe!

This dinner, catered by Taylor’s Sausage, is in honor of:
• Police
• Firefighters
• Sheriff’s deputies
• Corrections personnel
• Dispatchers
• Paramedics
• Volunteers

The night begins at 5 p.m. with a no-host social hour, followed by a 6 p.m. BBQ buffet!

Free admission for first responders + one guest. 

RSVP on the Facebook event here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1684306781891046/

Desserts donated by the Powderhorn Cafe!

Dennis Richardson will be the featured speaker!

Public welcome – please support our first responders!  Tickets for the public cost $40 per person.  Purchase a ticket online or make a donation to this event here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-responders-appreciation-bbq-tickets-27791266426

For more information or tickets, call Cheri Adkins at (541) 441-4170.

Photo of the Day

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Leonard Road, one of the prettiest roads for biking in Josephine County.

By posting a Photo of the Day, we’re looking to capture “the good, the bad, the ugly and the unique” of Josephine County.

Do you have a photo you think we should feature? Email it to media@securingoursafety.org

We’re looking for shots that illustrate:

• The beauty of Josephine County
• The crime-related challenges we’re facing
• The essence of what we love about living here
• Aspects of our county we’d like to see improved
• The quirky: Unique stuff you’d only find here

Check out our past photos of the day below:

The President Sends Letter to Local Law Enforcement Agency

The President sent the following letter to a local law enforcement agency dated July 18, 2016.  It starts out as following:

To the brave members of our Nation’s law enforcement community:

Every day, you confront danger so it does not find our families, carry burdens so they do not fall to us, and courageously meet test after test to keep us safe.  Like Dallas officer Lorne Ahrens, who bought dinner for a homeless man the night before he died, you perform good deeds beyond the call of duty and out of the spotlight.  Time and again, you make the split-second decisions that could mean life or death for you and many others in harm’s way.  You endure the tense minutes and long hours over lifetimes of service…

For the full letter, see below.

Download (PDF, 1.51MB)

And we also say THANK YOU, and continue working to “give you the tools you need to build and strengthen the bonds of trust with those you serve, and our best efforts to address the underlying challenges that contribute to crime and unrest.”  We too, have your backs.

SOS Board comments on JoCo “Public Safety Fiscal Emergency” consideration

Here is a letter sent to the Josephine County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff today.  If you have an opinion on this topic, reach out to your Commissioners and provide your input as soon as possible as this issue is currently under consideration!

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Dear JoCo Commissioners and Sheriff,

We appreciate the ability to comment on this issue, as this is probably the most important discussion you will have in 2016.

The following are comments approved from the Board of Directors of Securing Our Safety (SOS), a local non-profit that has been working hard on solving this crisis ever since it began in the summer of 2012.  Please enter this letter into the record for your deliberations on this issue and let us know if you have any questions about these recommendations.

Continue reading SOS Board comments on JoCo “Public Safety Fiscal Emergency” consideration

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