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Chris Wingo honored for valor during armed confrontation


January 16, 2019

CHRIS WINGO is one of 12 police officers statewide honored for valor.

Sweet Home Police Sgt. Chris Wingo was recently awarded the Oregon Peace Officers Association Medal of Valor, one of 12 statewide, for his actions when he confronted an armed subject in the parking lot of the Jim Riggs Community Center in March.

Unanimously voted by his peers as the Sweet Home Police Department Employee of the Year, the department awarded Wingo its Medal of Valor for the incident on Jan. 26, 2018.

"Number one, Chris is highly exalted by everyone here," said Community Services Officer Gina Riley at the time.

"He has the most calm demeanor of anyone. He's level-headed. He...

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