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New detective brings lifetime of local experience to position


October 16, 2019

KEENON MARTIN is the Sweet Home Po;lice Department's new detective.

In an attempt to solve more crimes and decrease the burden on its patrol officers, Sweet Home Police Department has filled its second detective position with an officer who grew up in the community.

Keenon Martin went to work as a detective on Aug. 19, the first time the department has had a second detective in more than a decade.

Martin, who grew up in Sweet Home, joined SHPD a little more than three years ago.

"He really put himself in a position," said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. "We had other good applicants. He has done a really good job setting himself up for success with the training...

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