Police chief: Opportunity to serve in home town a 'blessing'


September 28, 2022

Benny Westcott

Outgoing police chief Jeff Lynn speaks during his retirement reception Monday, Sept. 26.

A farewell party for Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn took place at the Police Department on Sept. 26 to celebrate Lynn's 23 years of service to the Sweet Home community in the police profession.

The outgoing chief has accepted a role as a patrol deputy with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, and starts there on Oct. 3. His last day as Sweet Home's police chief was Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Lynn began his career as a police officer with the Sweet Home Police Department in 1999. He was promoted to patrol sergeant in 2007 and chief of police in 2013.

Born and raised in Sweet Home, Lynn graduated fr...

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