Officer Dale Counts in 1970 I started my Law enforcement career, Reserve Police officer for the City Of Coquille for one year. This is my work history from that date on. 35 years. 1971 I went to work for Myrtle Point Police Department and went the Oregon Police Academy Class #41 and AdvancesPoliceAcademy in Oregon. 1973 I went to work for Gold BeachOregon patrol officer. 1974 I went back to Coquille Police Department until July 1, 1983 while working for the Department I got my AA degree as SWOCC at Coos BayOregon. 1974 I was called back into the Army as a MP for the 463 MP company FortLearned wood MO. Returned to Coquille Police Department full time 1 March 1977. 1983 I went to work BaldwinCity, Baldwin Kansas Police Department and made the rank of Sgt. And was Acting Chief for last year. I went to the KansasPoliceAcademy. 1987 I went to work for Edgerton Kansas Police Department as a part time officer while working full time at Topeka Kansas VA Police. 1987 I transferred RoseburgVA hospital and I have been working and still here. I can retire on 12-13-2005 if I wish. 1987 I went to work for Oakland Police Department as a Reserve Police officer and still working ???
OFFICER PAUL BODENHAMER
Office Bodenhamer is one of the newest members of the Oakland Police Dept. Officer Bodenhamer has been a VA Police Officer for 1 year. Prior to being a VA Police Officer he was a Police Officer in the United States Air Force. Officer Bodenhamer has been assigned to a specialized bike patrol unit. He was also assigned to a Phoenix Raven unit, which does the same job as the Federal Air Marshal's only in the Air Force. Officer Bodenhamer has been through several Law Enforcement courses through out his career. Including SFST course, EVOT, L.E.B.A, Anti-terrorism course, verbal judo, self-defense, PPCT, Radar/Lidar, as well as others. Officer Bodenhamer was awarded the Accommodation medal for his time spent in Guam at Andersen AFB. He also started the bike rodeo sponsored by AAFES, and the Andersen AFB Police Dept. while in Guam, which taught kids how to be safe while riding there bicycles. It involved several obstacle courses as well as verbal instructions. Officer Bodenhamer was involved in several top secret mission's in
support of Iraqi Freedom.
OFFICER JOHN FARMER
Over sixteen years in the military between the U.S Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard, as a gunners mate/weapons instructor. Some of my duties while in the Navy were duty Master-at- Arms where I enforce all ship board and Navy regulations as a E-4 in which was a first due to all of the Master-at Arms at that time were E-6 an above with many years of experience. Also on board ship I was part of the security force team which guarded the ship and personnel. During my time in the Navy I made two deployments to Persian Gulf were I was part of a quick reactionary force which would have been deployed to assist in helping American citizens during the Iraq and Iran war. Also during one of my deployments the Navy and the U. S. had a little trouble with Iranís Navy where they wanted to fight the U. S. Navy.
During my tour of duty in the U. S. Coast Guard I a boarding team member where I conduct boarding in law enforcement, in fisheries and in drug enforcement along the eastern coast Of the U. S. and the Caribbean. I also was involved with helping save many livesís which was very rewarding, and one of the reasons why I joined the U. S. Coast FarmerGuard.
I joined the VA police where I have been for three and half years.