Council installs new police captain, honors former mayor


February 22, 2023

Benny Westcott

Ryan Cummings is sworn in as the Sweet Home Police Department's newest captain.

The Sweet Home City Council honored two public servants at its Thursday, Feb. 14, meeting, one for his future in a relatively new position, the other for his contributions to the city in challenging times.

In the first instance, Ryan Cummings was sworn in as Sweet Home Police Department's second-ever captain.

The 20-year SHPD veteran and former police sergeant replaces Jason Ogden, who became the department's chief in September 2022 after his predecessor, Jeff Lynn, took a patrol deputy position with the Linn County Sheriff's Office.

"To dedicate this service to our community is such a h...

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