Ogden named Sweet Home's new police chief


December 7, 2022

Scott Swanson

New chief Jason Ogden sits in his office at Sweet Home Police Department after being sworn in.

Jason Ogden came to Sweet Home 25 years ago because he and his wife thought the small community would be a good fit.

From all appearances, they were right: On Wednesday, Nov. 30, only a month after the anniversary of his arrival, Ogden, 47, was sworn in as the department's new chief after serving in an interim capacity since his predecessor, Jeff Lynn, stepped down in September.

In a ceremony held at City Hall, Ogden took the oath of office from City Manager Kelcey Young, who said she believed "this is exactly the right place for him to be,"explaining that city officials had completed a "...

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