Burch retires after 23 years with Sheriff's Office


April 27, 2022

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Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan presents retiring Detective Sergeant Rick Burch with a book of LCSO photos.

By Alex Paul

Linn County Communications Officer

In 2012, Linn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rick Burch was off-duty shopping at Fred Meyer when he helped provide CPR to an unconscious man lying on its floor. When emergency medical technicians arrived to revive the man, Burch left and had to be tracked down by a store staff member to thank him.

That's just one example showing how much the 51-year-old Burch dislikes being in the spotlight, Sheriff Michelle Duncan said during his April 18 retirement party, which heralded his 23 years of service to Linn County, plus two years with the Departme...

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