HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Linn law enforcers: Trust the people

Written November 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The message was clear before, and it’s even clearer now: Violating the governor’s corona order may or may not kill you — most probably not — but it won’t land you in court or jail, at least not in Linn County.


Memorial on Bryant: Still an open case

Written June 27th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Roadside memorials are meant to remind us of the dead but, judging by the hand-written note, this one on Bryant Way outside of Albany apparently did so in a way that prompted property owners’ concern.


Sheriff: No evidence of homicide

Written November 13th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

There’s no evidence that a man found dead by the side of Bryant Drive outside of Albany died as a result of homicide, according to Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley.


Oregon and the “sanctuary” issue

Written July 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The Center for Immigration Studies, an independent research organization in Washington, claims Linn County and most of Oregon offer “sanctuary” to illegal immigrants. Does this make Oregon just like San Francisco, where a felon from Mexico in this country illegally was allowed to go free and then shot a young woman dead on July 1? I can’t say, but […]


Albany police station for sale

Written May 31st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

It will probably be a couple of years before the Albany police can move into their new headquarters, but as last week’s city council discussion showed, it’s not too early for the city to think about selling their present digs near the Linn County Jail on Jackson Street.


An Albany police-Linn sheriff merger?

Written April 6th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Merging the Albany Police Department with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office is about the furthest thing from anyone’s mind these days, with the exception of Tom Cordier. In emails, a talk with the county commissioners and a Monday appearance before the city council, the retired North Albany resident has been suggesting that Albany conduct a detailed study […]


DA has reports on cyclist’s death

Written April 3rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

While the roadside memorial for Grant Keith Garner has grown, the next development in the death of the Albany bicyclist is up to the Linn County District Attorney’s Office.


 
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