Two new police officers join Sweet Home beat


November 8, 2023

Ethan Hoagland

Officer Jayson Sanchez

Sweet Home residents will start to see two new police officers about town. The New Era sat down with each of them to learn what brought them to our community. One of them might be familiar to some: Officer Mark Birkett. But first, let's meet the newest face in town: Officer Jayson Sanchez.

Meet Officer Jayson


Jayson Sanchez, 22, grew up in Los Angeles and came to the Sweet Home Police Department with a mission: to bridge the rift between young people and police.

"Definitely different than Linn County," Sanchez said of his time growing up in LA. "As far as law enforcement goes, law...

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