Accident Victim Kelsey Zionskowski

Kelsey Zionskowski and her son, Santino

Kelsey Zionskowski and her son, Santino

On August 5, 2014, 25-year-old Kelsey Zionskowski got off of a TriMet bus onto SE McLoughlin Boulevard near SE River Rd. She was on her way home from work at Oregon Health Sciences University, where she is working as a Clinical Student Worker.

Kelsey walked to a crosswalk and was standing waiting to cross McLoughlin. She was struck by a southbound car when it left its lane of travel. Kelsey was seriously injured, with massive trauma to both legs. After being transported by AMR to OHSU, she lost her left leg. Her right leg was severely injured as well. She also suffered other injuries in the crash and will never fully recover. Several surgeries are still in her future.

Kelsey is a mother of a 5 year old son, Santino, and is also a medical student at Portland State University, majoring in Psychology.

Kelsey is facing overwhelming medical costs and needs help from the community. If you would like to donate to help Kelsey, an account has been set up at Clackamas Federal Credit Union in her name. You can donate in person at any branch of CFCU or you can mail a check to the Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation at PO Box 678, Clackamas, Oregon, 97015. Donations are tax deductible and a tax receipt will be mailed to you promptly. Make your checks out to the CCPOBF and put “Kelsey” in the memo line.

Click here for branch locations of Clackamas Federal Credit Union. CFCU

The Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit. For more information about the CCPOBF, please go to our website at www.CCPOBF.org. If you have questions, please call the CCPOBF at (971) 678-6055.

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Colton Playground Equipment Needs to be Replaced

The Colton Booster Club has started efforts to raise $50,000 to replace the old, damaged and unsafe playground equipment located at the Colton Elementary School. This playground is the only playground in the Colton community. The only other playground is over 10 miles away.

The rural community of Colton is located about half way between Estacada and Molalla along highway 211. The Colton Booster Club supports the activities of all students at the elementary, middle and high school. The old playground has been used by kids from the school district, as well as other kids and families in the community.

Recently, several pieces of equipment have been taken out of service, either being removed or covered with ‘caution’ tape to prevent children from accessing unsafe equipment or areas.

If you would like to help the Colton Booster Club and the kids who live in the Colton area, please contact Nina Baurer at (503) 709-0259. If you would like to make a donation, you can mail a check to the Colton Booster Club, 30205 S Wall Street, Colton, Oregon 97017. Donations are tax deductible.

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Sheriff’s Office asks for Donations for Care Packages

This is a reprint of an article from the Oregonian on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2014.

DONATIONS FOR VETERANS:

— RICK BELLA

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is calling for donations for care packages that will be sent to service members overseas.

Sheriff Craig Roberts will give the effort a boost Friday, when he unveils a new Military Employee Support Program that provides financial help, family care, gift certificates, youth programs and help readjusting when veterans return to civilian law enforcement.

Donations can be made by mailing acheck to CCPOBF, P.O. Box 678, Clackamas, OR 97015. Put “Attn: Military Employee Support Program” to help support veterans’ families, “Attn: Deployed Vet Drive” for care packages.

Care package items can be dropped off at the county’s Public Safety Training Center, 12700 S.E. 82nd Ave., Clackamas. Acceptable items include well-packaged sweets, nuts, powdered drink mix, jerky, granola bars, dried fruit, coffee and tea, crackers, bedding, toiletries, eye drops, foot powder, DVDs, books, magazines, cotton socks, and games.

The Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation is a partner in this effort. The CCPOBF is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit and has sent “Care Packages” to law enforcement officers deployed to active duty in past years. The efforts of the Sheriff’s Office will have a tremendous positive impact on those employees spending the holidays away from home, defending our nation.

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Operation Teddy Bear

 

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The Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation is one of many lucky recipients of teddy bears donated by the Portland Winterhawks. Each year the Winterhawks have one game with a Teddy Bear Toss, where fans throw a Teddy Bear onto the ice. Last year over 10,000 bears were collected in this manner and made available to non-profits all over the Portland Metro area.

The CCPOBF Board President, Mark Koberstein, is a Winterhawks fan and season ticket holder. He goes annually to the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum to collect bears. This year the CCPOBF was able to get about 750 bears. Many of these were given to kids during the annual CCPOBF Shop with a Cop event in December 2013 and will be held this year on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Read more ›

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All In for Arthritis Poker Tourney

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This is a Ritter’s RA Allstar’s event and is raising money to help fund research into debilitating arthritis.

The Tourney will be held on Sunday, November 16th at 2:00 pm at the American Legion Post 180, 2146 SE Monroe Street, Milwaukie.  See the flyer for more information!

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Donations received for the Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial

LEM Plaza 3 SmallThe Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation would like to thank Clackamas Federal Credit Union, Bill & Dolores Call and Miles Fiberglass and Composites for their generous donations towards the Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial.  Mr. Bill Call made the first large donation of $10,000 in the name of himself and his wife, Dolores.  After the CCPOBF made a presentation to Ms. Lori L. Luchak-Olund, President of Miles Fiberglass & Composites, she approached her Board of Directors who authorized a donation of $5,000.  Soon after, Ms. Mary Greco, President of Clackamas Federal Credit Union, advised that her Board had approved a donation of $20,000. Read more ›

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Portland Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

One of the Honored Professionals for this year’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is Brandy Ritter! Brandy works for Clackamas Emergency Communications (CCOM) and has successfully worked her career with arthritis. Brandy is known, liked and respected by folks working in Emergency Service organizations such as the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Clackamas Fire District, American Medical Response and many, many others.

Please consider participating in some way during the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. They are having a Kick-Off Party at Nike World Headquarters on October 11th, so you need to take a look at their website to see what your opportunities are to help out!

Here is some information to help you out:

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
Website: portlandjinglebellrun.kintera.org

Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014
World Trade Center, Portland

Register soon to get a lower entrance cost!

Be sure to mention Brandy Ritter when you register!

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Wendy Libke, wife of slain officer, moves into new Oregon City home with help from ‘big brothers and sisters’

In case you missed this excellent article in The Oregonian on July 8th, click on the following link.
http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2014/07/wendy_libke_wife_of_slain_offi.html

 

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Community Corrections Officer Nate Seitz at home on the mend!

A fundraising event sponsored by the Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation was held for Officer Nathan Seitz on May 16, 2014. The fundraiser was filled with laughs and heartfelt wishes from Nate’s co-workers, family, friends, church members and community leaders who joined together to support Nate and his wife.
Eleven days later, Nate underwent a very successful kidney transplant from which he is continuing to recover. Most recently, Nate has been medically released to begin an exercise program to work toward regaining his strength and stamina.
Thank you to the Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation, the community businesses partners and all of the individuals who made a big difference to Nate and his wife during a critical life event.
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Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial Service 2014

A Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial Service honoring law enforcement officers killed in the Line of Duty within Clackamas County will be held Wednesday, May 7th, 1:00 PM at the Clackamas County Sheriff Office Brooks Building, 9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd in Clackamas, OR.   This will be held in the plaza area in front of the Brooks Building, which has been identified as the site of the new Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial.

Law Enforcement Officers killed in Clackamas County, Oregon City, Milwaukie and Lake Oswego will be honored during the ceremony.  They are Officer George J. Hanlon, Oregon City Police Department, April 24, 1906; Sheriff John Shaver, Clackamas County, April 30, 1906; Sergeant James H. Worell, Milwaukie Police Department, December 31, 1953; Deputy Sheriff Jimmy L. Shoop, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, November 7, 1981; Deputy Sheriff Bill Bowman, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, September 12, 2000; Chief of Police Daniel K. Duncan, Lake Oswego Police Department, May 20, 2010; and Reserve Police Officer Robert A. Libke, Oregon City Police Department, November 4, 2013.  Also listed on the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial in Salem is Posse Member O.D. Henderson, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, who was killed pursuing the same people who killed Sheriff John Shaver; he died on April 28, 1906.

In 1962 President John F. Kennedy signed into law National Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is held every year on May 15th.  The week in which May 15th falls is National Police Week, with ceremonies and remembrances nationwide.  It will be from May 11 – 17, 2014.  More information can be obtained on the web site for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund at www.nleomf.org.

A police officer is killed in the United States every 58 hours.  Since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, more than 20,000 U.S. law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. (source Memorial Fund Research Department at research@nleomf.org)

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