New police officers sworn in
November 1, 2023
Sweet Home's final October city council meeting kicked off with the addition of two new officers to the police department. Officers Mark Birkett and Jayson Sanchez were officially sworn in by city manager Kelcey Young.
"I'm excited. Oh yeah, I'm really excited," Sweet Home Police Chief Jason Ogden said about the new hires.
It's a big deal for the town of Sweet Home, especially in the hiring of Mark Birkett. Birkett is a lateral hire from the Linn County Sheriff's Office who previously worked as a police officer in Sweet Home. On top of having local experience, he also won't need to redo sta...