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Remember Officer Colleen Waibel 1953-1998

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Officer Colleen Waibel was born and raised in Hillsboro, Oregon as part of a large, extended farming family. She graduated from St Mary’s of the Valley High School and attended Portland Community College. She had been a secretary for the Washington County Sheriff’s office. She was appointed to the Bureau on July 3, 1991, at the age of 37. She …

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Our Police Bureau Is Broken. We Need To Fix It.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daryl Turner 503-225.9760 Phone president@ppavigil.org Portland, ORE – January 12th, 2016 Our Police Bureau Is Broken. We Need To Fix It. For the past year, I’ve been telling Chief O’Dea that morale in the Portland Police Bureau is as low as I’ve ever seen it in my 24-year career, in large part because of catastrophically inadequate …

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PPA Partners with the Boys & Girls Club

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The Portland Police Association worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Portland Metropolitan Area to recognize 4 outstanding youth leaders within the Boys & Girls Club Organization. These youth leaders exemplify the the Boys & Girls Club mission to help those who need us most to become productive, caring, and responsible citizens. It was an honor to surprise them …

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NO-Shave November

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    Officer Byrd from PPB’s Traffic Division won the PPA ‪#‎BestBeardAward‬ for ‪#‎NoShaveNovember‬! The Portland Police Association has made $1,000 donation to the No-Shave November Campaign for Cancer Research in honor of the PPB Traffic Division. Thank you, Officer Byrd, the Traffic Division, and the rank and file of the Portland Police Bureau for the job you do everyday, …

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Thank You from Robyn Reister

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Dear Members, Families and Friends of the Portland Police, Dane loved spending time with family and friends, meeting new friends, helping people, and trying to make a difference and that’s why he loved his job as a Portland Police Officer. Dane considered his coworkers friends and family. It’s difficult to express how much we sincerely appreciate your kind words and …

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NYPD Officer Randolph Holder dies after East Harlem shooting

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“He ran toward danger. It was the last time he will respond to that call.” – William J. Bratton, NYPD Commissioner Officer Holder was a third-generation police officer whose father and grandfather had both served on the police force in Guyana. His father, also named Randolph, hurried to the hospital last night, where he privately addressed dozens of officers who …

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Portland Police Association Launches “Having Enough Police Matters” Campaign

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Daryl Turner Portland Police Association daryl@ppavigil.org 503-225-9760 OurCityOurPolice.org Campaign urges Portland City Council to address dangerously low staffing levels (October 7, 2015 — Portland, OR) – Billboards are going up throughout the City of Portland today to educate the public about the dangerously low staffing levels in the Portland Police Bureau. With this effort, the Portland Police …

Our Deepest Condolences

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The Portland Police Association joins with Oregonians and communities all across the nation in offering our deepest condolences and sympathy to the families and loved ones of those killed and injured in the attack at Umpqua Community College this morning. Thank you to the law enforcement officers who were first on the scene, put their lives on the line, and …