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Larry S


Occupation: Morrow County Under Sheriff, Retired.

Occupational Background: 34 years of law enforcement; lumber and plywood worker and metal worker for Western States Fire Apparatus Cornelius, Oregon.

Educational Background: I hold Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Middle Management certificates from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. Central Oregon Community College in Bend, majoring in police science, Madras Senior High School.

Prior Governmental Experience: 17 1/2 years with the Morrow County Sheriffs Office, 1 year as Patrol Deputy, 10 years on the Umatilla/Morrow County drug taskforce, and 6 years as Under Sheriff. 8 years with the Prineville Police Department, 6 years as Patrol Sergeant. 5 years as Patrolman with the Madras Police Department.

Personal: My wife Sharon and I have been married 44 years, and moved to Morrow County in 1987. We have two daughters, Diana who lives in Albany and Chellie who lives in Prineville. We also have two grandchildren, Tracy and Darren.

I am committed to Morrow County and my chosen profession of law enforcement. I am respected in the law enforcement community, and I have had an excellent working relationship with many other agencies; Oregon State Police, City Police Departments, Sheriffs Offices, Prosecutors and Judiciary. As evidenced by my years of service and integrity, I am exceptionally well qualified to serve as your Sheriff.

Sharon K Sample, Morrow County School District, Retired.
Bill Cooley, Irrigon.
Elizabeth Ballard, Morrow County District Attorney.
Ray French, Oregon State Representative, Heppner, Retired.
Roy Drago, Morrow County Sheriff, Retired.
Randy W Sample, Heppner Public Works.
Verlin Denton, Morrow County Sheriff, Retired.
Janet Cooley, Irrigon.
Louis Carlson, Morrow County Judge, Retired.
Philip Morris, Former Patrol Sergeant, Morrow County Sheriffs Office.
Mark Calbick, Boardman Chief of Police, Retired.
Leann Rea, Morrow County Commissioner, Elect.
Jerald Rea, Boardman
Dagoberto Hernandez, Morrow County School Board.


I believe in Professionalism not False Promises and Foundation not Political Favors.

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Larry S Sample for Sheriff.)