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New police officer says he likes Sweet Home small-town vibe


September 5, 2017

Christopher Sobremonte

Searching for a position as a police officer, Christopher Sobremonte chose to apply only to Sweet Home.

City Manager Ray Towry swore in Sobremonte as a police officer on Aug. 14.

Sobremonte grew up in a small community along the McKenzie River, and when he decided to begin a law enforcement career, he began looking at small towns. He liked what he saw in Sweet Home and applied.

Had Sweet Home Police Department not hired him, he said, he would have applied with the Oregon State Police.

Previously working for the federal government, Sobremonte, 29, said he took a pay cut to go to work her...

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