Police detective commended for assistance call


May 25, 2022

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Geoff Hamlin

Sweet Home Police Detective Geoff Hamlin received a commendation from Police Captain Jason Ogden on Wednesday, May 11, for his actions during a February 24 "elder in danger" assistance call.

Community member Peggi Rush recounted this experience during the city council's May 10 meeting, speaking before its members, Ogden and Police Chief Jeff Lynn.

"I had a series of events take place at the end of February with my mother [92-year-old Edith Thompson], who has stage 4 Alzheimer's," she said. "We had a little trying time with [her] wanting to wander and not having a power of attorney or a gu...

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