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Longtime Sweet Home Police CSO Gina Riley retires


January 8, 2020

Sweet Home Community Services Officer Gina Riley greets Bud Mather, right, during her retirement party Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the police station.

Gina Riley called it quits Monday, Dec. 30, after nearly 11 years working with the community on behalf of the Sweet Home Police Department.

Riley, 60, left a position as a trial assistant at the Linn County District Attorney's Office to go to work as the community services officer at SHPD in March 2009. She retired on Dec. 30.

"She's obviously brought a huge amount to our department," said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. "When Bob (Burford) hired her, we had few, if any, programs geared toward the community."

Everything the department is doing now, including the Cascade Jamboree fund-raising even...

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