Rainier Reserve Police Officers Association

Rainier Reserve Police Officers Association RRPOA is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the Rainier Police Reserve Offic
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08/09/2023
07/27/2023
Great info from CCSO
12/16/2022

Great info from CCSO

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has received reports of phone calls by someone identifying themself as Chief Deputy Murphy. The caller is telling citizens that they have an arrest warrant and they need to pay money over the phone to have it taken care of. Please know that law enforcement will not call you to tell you that you have an active warrant, and we will not ask for payment over the telephone or via the US Mail. If you have received a similar call, please report these scams to non emergency dispatch at 503.397.1521.

Scams like these always pick up around the holidays. Please be aware and report them.

05/14/2022

Fraudsters are targeting some members by impersonating InRoads via text and over the phone. Learn more about the scam and how to protect yourself at inroadscu.org/fraud-alert-2022-05-13.

Great opportunity to explore a career with CCSO
03/08/2022

Great opportunity to explore a career with CCSO

Head on over to the SHPA facebook, they are asking for community help with creation & design of a logo.
03/02/2022

Head on over to the SHPA facebook, they are asking for community help with creation & design of a logo.

Hello all!

We are looking for someone to create a logo we can use for public shirts, hats, sweatshirts, etc. we have decided to open this up and see what your creative minds can come up with. If you, or someone you know has any artistic ability and think you can come up with a design that will work, send it to us in a message.

The association members will vote on all logos sent in and we will pick 1 winner. The winner will receive an SHPA T-Shirt and Sweatshirt with that logo on it.

In order to help us out, please like and share this post. Try and get this out to as many St. Helens residents as you can.

Thank you in advance!

Great reminder from LCSO about the allowed colors of vehicle lighting.
12/30/2021

Great reminder from LCSO about the allowed colors of vehicle lighting.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Date: December 30, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
(541) 265-0654
[email protected]

ULAWFUL LIGHTS ON MOTOR VEHICLES

There appears to be some confusion among some motorists about the color of lights that can be lawfully displayed on motor vehicles while travelling on Oregon’s public highways. Your Sheriff’s Office receives calls from time to time inquiring if a variety of colored lamps can be lawfully displayed on motor vehicles. Some callers express concern over the use of some colored lights, especially those involving headlights.

There are a number of AFTER-MARKET bulbs and headlights appearing on some motor vehicles that emit a blueish or greenish color. The argument that a person purchased the bulbs, headlights or “light bars” at the local car parts store is not the standard used to determine if they’re legal to use or not in Oregon.

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 816.050 states that headlights shall show a white light described in Standard Number 108 of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

ORS 816.360 addresses the use of prohibited lighting equipment for motor vehicles in this state as well. It also identifies the penalty for not complying with this law should a motorist be cited by a police officer. As a Class C infraction, the fine imposed by a court can range from $80 to $500.

The law states the following:
• All headlamps must be WHITE in color as defined by Society of Automotive Engineers and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 108. White lamps have been tested to meet all headlamp requirements.
• Maximum wattage allowed in a headlight or accessory light is 70 watts.
• FMVSS 108 disallows any color coating on headlights and/or headlight bulbs.
• Blue and green lamps are designated for use on emergency vehicles only.
• Red lamps to front are reserved for emergency vehicles and school bus warning lamps.
• Colored bulbs give a distorted headlamp pattern, which may prevent the driver from seeing a person or object at the road edge or starting to cross the road.
• Blue or other colored lights in the taillights of a motor vehicle are also prohibited, unless the vehicle was manufactured before 1959.

Markings on headlights and their packaging typically indicate if the product is Department of Transportation (DOT) approved. If the bulb or headlight packaging doesn’t include this information, more research should be conducted with law enforcement before making your purchase.

For more information and tips, visit our web site at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.

10/15/2021
06/03/2021

Update: Detectives Continue To Search for Missing and Endangered, Ralph Brown

Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies and detectives continue to search for 76-year-old Ralph Brown, who has been missing from Cornelius since Sunday, May 16, 2021. On the evening he was reported missing, deputies immediately entered Mr. Brown into local and national law enforcement databases identifying him as missing and endangered. Mr. Brown's vehicle, a 2014 Blue Nissan Sentra with Oregon plate 319KQV, was also listed in the same databases. If any law enforcement officer enters Mr. Brown's name, driver's license number, vehicle's license plate, or vehicle identification number (VIN) into one of the databases, they will be notified that Mr. Brown is a missing and endangered person.

Each missing person case is unique. WCSO personnel has canvassed Newberg, Oregon, Mr. Brown's last known location determined by GPS signals from his cell phone (map attached). Deputies and detectives have searched on foot, in vehicles, via drones (some equipped with forward-looking infrared or commonly known as FLIR), by boats (some equipped with sonar), and air. Since the evening he went missing, he has not turned on his cell phone or completed any financial activities. Additionally, Mr. Brown's Sentra is not equipped with any form of GPS.

Detectives have also checked area hospitals, airports, and frequently visited locations where Mr. Brown has been. Additionally, detectives continue to review Mr. Brown's cell phone activity and financial records and investigate new leads from community members.

Detectives continue to ask for the community's help in locating Mr. Brown. To date, we have had reports from community members saying they have seen Mr. Brown, but none of the sightings have been confirmed. Washington County Search and Rescue Supervisor Sgt. Jesse Baker says, "If Mr. Brown's vehicle is located, it can be an essential start location for a Search and Rescue operation."

Tomorrow morning, Thursday, June 3, 2021, searchers from the Washington County Search and Rescue Team will be searching the Hess Creek area south of Newberg.

If a community member has any information about Mr. Brown, please contact your local law enforcement agency right away.

On June 3, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff's Office and family members of Mr. Brown will be holding a press conference in front of the Sheriff's Office located at 215 SW Adams Avenue in Hillsboro. Please Email the Sheriff's Office PIO to RSVP.

We want to extend our thanks to several outside agencies who have provided assistance in this critical investigation. They include the Astoria Police Department, the Benton County Sheriff's Office, the California Highway Patrol, the Civil Air Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Oregon State Parks, the Oregon State Sheriff's Association, the Oregon State University Police Department, the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Washington State Patrol, the Western Oregon University Department of Campus Public Safety, the Newberg Police Department, the Forest Grove Police Department, and the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

Full media release: bit.ly/3wNlLGY

Map: bit.ly/3fIOVkU

05/15/2021

Today is National Peace Officers Memorial Day, a time to honor our law enforcement community and pay tribute to those who have fallen. Your donation today will pay tribute to the heroes killed in the line of duty. https://bit.ly/2SLOSf7

04/08/2021
03/25/2021

Yet another scam to watch out for. Considering having a quick chat with any relatives you think might fall victim to this type of scam BEFORE it happens.

We have received credible information of an elder scam that will likely target the state of Oregon soon. A similar scam likely occurred in our region late summer/early fall 2020.

The setup:

• Grandparents receive a call from one of the “grandchildren.” The grandchild’s voice may not sound right, but the grandchild explains this is due to Covid-19 or strep throat. It appears the majority of the calls are originating out of Canada.

• The “grandchild” explains that that he/she is in legal trouble and needs money to get bailed out of jail. When the grandparent agrees to provide funds, the grandchild also mentions there is a gag order in this case, and they shouldn’t discuss this with anyone.

• Shortly after the phone call, a “bail bondsman” arrives at the grandparents’ residence to receive the payment. The impostor reminds the grandparents of the gag order and not to talk about the case. This will be the only time a person actually goes to the grandparents’ house.

• After the initial payment, the grandparents will receive calls for additional money to be sent via US Mail, FedEx, UPS, etc.

This scam group appears to be moving from state to state executing the scam. The victims are very hesitant to make a complaint to law enforcement, since the appearance of a person at their house makes them think this is legitimate.

If an incident like this occurs in St. Helens, you can call non-emergency dispatch at 503-397-1521 to make a report.

01/01/2021

💙Please help make this the best year yet!💙

Because this year Chief Painter’s EOW is on a Tuesday, we will be accepting cash donations for the scholarship starting today (Jan. 1st) and going throughout the weekend!

This fundraiser raises money for the scholarship fund, meaning the money goes to a local senior high school student for college costs in Chief Painters memory.

Please help us honor a true hero that gave his life to protect and serve our community. 🖤💙

12/23/2020
The RRPOA would like to take a moment to remember 9/11 and we are forever grateful for the Firefighters and Police Offic...
09/11/2020

The RRPOA would like to take a moment to remember 9/11 and we are forever grateful for the Firefighters and Police Officers that ran towards the danger. Never forget means never

Please make sure you are also following both Mayor Cole's page (Mayor Jerry Cole - Rainier Oregon) and the Rain...
08/19/2020

Please make sure you are also following both Mayor Cole's page (Mayor Jerry Cole - Rainier Oregon) and the Rainier Police Department's page (Rainier Police Department) for frequent updates related to the city.

10/21/2019

Rainier Police Department

Come and help us support Miss Kay, this Saturday from 2-6 pm at the Rainier Chevron!

07/04/2019

St. Helens Police Department

St. Helens Shooting Update: We are seeking the public's assistance locating a shooting suspect in an incident which occurred on the evening of Tuesday, July 2. Call 9-1-1 if you see this individual or vehicle.

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UPDATE: St. Helens Police Seek Assistance Locating Shooting Suspect

ST. HELENS, OR -- St. Helens police are seeking the public’s help locating a shooting suspect in an incident that occurred on the evening of July 2, 2019.

On Tuesday, July 2, at approximately 10:15 p.m., St. Helens officers responded to a Cowlitz Street residence for a report of gunshots fired. The officers located two victims on the scene that had sustained gunshot wounds.

One victim sustained a gunshot wound to the upper arm. The other victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the lower extremities. A female juvenile was also located inside the home. She was unharmed. Both gunshot victims were transported to a Portland area hospital with serious injuries.

The shooting suspect, Adam Corey Fleming, fled the residence prior to officers arriving on scene. Fleming is a white male, 31 years of age. He is 5’ 11” tall, weighs approximately 280 pounds, is balding, and has hazel eyes.

He was seen fleeing the scene in a white 1993 Toyota Camry station wagon with Oregon plate 427EQV.

Fleming was last seen in Clackamas, Oregon at approximately 2 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, near a Denny’s restaurant on SE 82nd Drive.

If you have any information as to the whereabouts of the suspect or the vehicle he was last seen in, please call 9-1-1. Do not approach the suspect.

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https://www.ci.st-helens.or.us/police/page/update-st-helens-police-seek-assistance-locating-shooting-suspect

02/21/2019
Rainier Police Department

Great reminder from our partners at The Rainier Police Dept.

COLUMBIA ALERT NETWORK

Upon the request of public safety and emergency response agencies based in Columbia County, Columbia 9-1-1 dispatchers activate a high speed telephone dialing service to notify citizens and businesses of important information. This dialing service is called “C.A.N.” which stands for Columbia Alert Network. Notifications are delivered to targeted geographic areas by a telephone call or electronic messages like text messaging or email. The system was initiated by the Columbia Emergency Planning Association (CEPA) in 2000. CEPA is a partnership organization of industry, public safety and local governments in Columbia County for the purpose of emergency preparedness and planning.

If you would like to sign up for CAN Notifications:

https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085613334 #/signup

09/11/2018

Rainier Reserve Police Officers Association

06/10/2018
Rainier Police Department

Rainier Police Department

RAINIER POLICE WILL BE HOSTING NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AUGUST 7, 2018 FROM 5PM-8PM. National Night out is a community building campaign, promoting police-community relationships, designed to make our community a safer place to live and work.

If you would be interested in being a vendor, volunteer or you have something to donate for door prizes, please contact either Susan Sullivan or Officer Borders. [email protected] or [email protected]

05/20/2018
05/20/2018

Rainier Reserve Police Officers Association's cover photo

05/20/2018

The RRPOA was proud to attend the 2017 National Police Week in Washington DC to honor fallen heroes Chief Ralph Painter, Reserve Officer Robert Libke and Sergeant Jason Goodding along with other fallen police officers throughout the United State of America.

03/04/2018

The Rainier Reserve Police Officers Association extends our condolences to the family, friends and law enforcement family of Ashland Oregon Police Department Officer Malcus Williams who died in the line of duty yesterday due to a major medical event. Rest in peace, Officer Williams. You are gone but not forgotten.

01/08/2018

Our hearts go out to the family of the fallen deputy and the extended family of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

** UPDATE #5 ** A 32 year old male suspect is in custody and in the process of being booked for Murder in the 1st degree for the murder of Deputy Daniel McCartney. He was contacted near the scene this morning as a suspicious person and arrested for active warrants; detectives worked throughout the day to connect him to the crime and have developed probable cause to upgrade his charges for the homicide.

** UPDATE #4 ** A Legacy Fund has been established for fallen Deputy Daniel McCartney, donations can be made online via credit card or PayPal at www.tpcrimestoppers.com or at any TAPCO Credit Union. 100% of all donations received will go directly to McCartney's wife and 3 young sons. This is the only official fund supported by our department & his family.

** UPDATE #3 ** Updated suspect description in murder of PCSD deputy: Unidentified male, mixed race or white, tall, thin, curly dark hair in ponytail, large pointy nose, pock marks on right side of face; wearing dark hooded sweatshirt, black beanie. Call in tips to 855-798-8477.

** UPDATE #2 ** It is with incredible sadness that we inform you that our deputy has passed away from his injuries. We are with his family now, and we ask that you please keep his family, friends, and our department in your thoughts and prayers.

** UPDATE #1 ** has determined that two suspects were involved in the home invasion; a white male suspect was found deceased at the scene, an unidentified black male suspect fled on foot and has not been located. Area is continuing to be actively searched by law enforcement for the armed and dangerous suspect.

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Deputy shot by unidentified suspect while responding to home invasion, active K9 search in progress for armed suspect
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A Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy was shot just after 11:30 p.m. on Sunday January 7, 2018, by an unidentified suspect as the deputy was responding to a 911 call reporting an intruder at a residence on 200th St. E. in the Frederickson area. During the 911 call, dispatchers could hear screaming and a scuffle taking place.

The deputy arrived on scene and became involved in a foot pursuit with an unidentified black male suspect, during which shots were fired and the deputy was struck; the suspect fled the area on foot.

A large area of containment has been set up in the area of 200th St. E. as the suspect is being actively searched for by K9 units. We are asking the media not to respond to the area at this time as there is a massive search being conducted for an armed and dangerous unidentified suspect.

The deputy has been transported to a hospital in Tacoma; there is no information on his condition at this time.

07/07/2017

Among the many things reserve officers handle during their careers, sometimes, in a rural setting, livestock wrangling is part of the job. Last night, Reserve Officer Coltrin and Reserve Sergeant Brown, along with another officer from RPD, responded to assist Oregon State Police on a traffic crash related to a pair of donkeys in the middle of Highway 30. This gentle b***o made immediate friends with Officer Coltrin. Shortly thereafter, she was able to return the donkey to its owner. Thank you officer Coltrin for your continued service to the Rainer community.

05/19/2017

The dispatchers at Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District didn't NEED to do this to win over the officers at Rainier. You guys already had us when you acknowledged us going 10-8 for the day... but you guys are all awesome and we really appreciate you dropping off snacks and a fantastically wonderful and incredibly delicious cake today. We love you back. Thank you!

05/15/2017

Today is National Law Enforcement Memorial Day. Today we honor the officers, deputies and troopers, who gave their lives and paid the ultimate sacrifice. We also take time to remember the families and law enforcement families of the fallen.

01/05/2017

Please join the RRPOA in remembering Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter on the 6th anniversary of his line of duty death. Amy Painter, Ralph's wife, has asked that people engage in an online remembrance of Ralph, a virtual candlelight vigil, tonight using social media:

"We are going to start something new this year in memory of Ralph. We are going to have a virtual candlelight vigil tomorrow night on the 6th anniversary of his EOW. Wherever you are light a candle or a blue light and post a picture on social media with .
Please share and let's see how far we can get this in the next 24 hours." -Amy Painter

Rest in peace, Chief Painter. You are gone but not forgotten.

Ralph Arthur Painter
Chief of Police
Rainier Police Department
End of Watch: 01/05/2011

Survived by wife, Amy Painter; children Julie Heuer, Angie Kneeland, Jeremy Howell, Jennifer Painter, Ryan Painter and Riley Painter; and 12 grandchildren.

12/01/2016

The RRPOA is saddened to hear of the loss of a Tacoma Police Department officer killed in the line of duty this evening. Our hearts go out to the friends, family, and extended law enforcement family throughout the Tacoma/Seattle area. Rest in peace. You are gone but not forgotten.

11/29/2016
Rainier Police Department

It's everyone's favorite time of the year... the "Cops and Donuts" charity drive will benefit Hope of Rainier (Help Our People Eat), a non-profit organization in Rainier, Oregon, that helps local residents who may be experiencing food shortages or food insecurity. Please stop by the Rainier Police Department on Saturday, December 17, 2016, to pick up your box of Krispy Kreme UK. Sales will start at 7am on the front steps of City Hall. We would also encourage you to consider making a donation of canned food or cash as well.

Once again the Rainier Police Department will be doing our “Cops and Donut” charity event. This is where we purchase fresh hot Krispy Kreme donuts and then have the public come to City Hall and exchange food items or cash for donuts. All of the cash and food are then donated to H.O.P.E. This event will be held on December 17, 2016.

We will begin selling donuts from the steps of City Hall at 7:00AM on Saturday morning December 17th. We will also take canned and nonperishable food items in exchange for donuts. We look forward to seeing those from the community as we work together, providing this valuable service to those in need. Remember, if you miss this event, you will have to wait another full year to see your local police officers surrounded by stacks of donuts.

07/17/2016

Yet again, we are saddened by the tragic murders of more police officers. Our hearts go out to and , and the friends, families, and extended law enforcement families in Louisiana today. Rest in peace, Warriors.

07/08/2016

Our hearts go out to Dallas Police Department and their families for the tragic loss of their 4 officers at tonight's Black Lives Rally in Dallas, Texas. Rest in peace, fellow warriors. You are gone but not forgotten.

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I'm ex military, VERY Proud of our Rainier Police and their will to Protect.
Just a shout out to officer borders thanks for today and all that you do you are an amazing person and you do protect and serve
I was a Reserve Deputy for Cowlitz County for 12 and a Half yrs. If your Chief allows and Your training is good You can be a Big help to the Department And the People of Rainier. I wish You luck and hope they use You to the training You have.