John Van Huizen passed away on July 2nd. He was a member of the Foundation Board of Directors at the time of his death. John was first recruited to be on the Board in 2008 and served many years as the First Vice President.
John spent a career as an engineer and architect after an enlistment in the United State Marine Corps. He changed careers and became a sworn Deputy Sheriff with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
John was passionate about helping those who most needed help. His involvement with Mercy Ships and the Orphan Relief & Rescue’s work in Liberia and Benin were indicative of his commitment.
John was 70 years old when he died. He fought esophageal cancer for 3 years.
John will be interred at Willamette National Cemetery at 9:00 am on Thursday, July 9, followed by a memorial service at 12:00 noon at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 920 Shirley Street, Molalla. All are welcome to both.
Memorial donations can be made to the Orphan Relief & Rescue, John Van Huizen Scholarship program.
The Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation is proud to announce a new fundraiser to help injured Deputy Sheriff Robby Nashif with costs related to his treatment and recovery. It is the CCPOBF LAWRIDE POKER RUN!
It will be held on Saturday, August 1st. Registration will be from 9:30 – 10:30 am in the parking lot of Extreme Products, located at 12310 SE Hwy 212, Clackamas. The cost is $10.00 per poker card.
The sponsors of this event are Extreme Products, LEED, Wild Hare Saloon and Café and the Firehouse Pub at Bushwackers.
The Lawride is open to all riders. Riders must sign a liability waiver and provide proof of motorcycle endorsement and liability insurance.
The route is about 130 miles long, with stops to build your poker hand. It should take about 3 – 4 hours and will end at Bushwackers in Tualatin, where some great raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing will be held, as well as announcing the winner(s) of the poker run.
Deputy Nashif was severely injured while working as a motorcycle patrol officer for the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. He was struck by a car while on routine patrol. His progress is steady, but some costs are coming up that aren’t covered by insurance.
Join us for a great day of riding and fellowship and help the CCPOBF to assist Robby. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit and is an all-volunteer organization with no administrative costs to donors.
This great event is being coordinated by Deputy Troy Gilmore, a co-worker of Robby’s. If you have any questions, you can contact Troy at ESTRECO@HOTMAIL.COM.
You can view and download the flyer for the Lawride here:
On October 1, 1962, President John Kennedy signed into law, Joint Resolution 76, designating May 15th of each year as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day to honor those Peace Officers who have died in the line of duty. It further states that the week in which May 15th falls will be designated as Police Week.
The reasons given for the need to have these two special times set aside are:
Whereas the police officers of America have worked devotedly and selflessly in behalf of the people of this Nation, regardless of the peril or hazard to themselves; and
Whereas these officers have safeguarded the lives and property of their fellow Americans; and
Whereas by the enforcement of our laws, these same officers have given our country internal freedom from fear of the violence and civil disorder that is presently affecting other nations;
Whereas these men and women by their patriotic service and their dedicated efforts have earned the gratitude of the Republic.
There are many memorial services during Police Week which capture a great deal of attention. They tend to focus on those who have paid the ultimate price for the protection of American’s lives and property. They are indeed true heroes.
But we should not forget and should also honor in our services all those who have been injured, some permanently and severely, as well as those who will bear the memories, horrors and joys of a career in law enforcement.
The concept of a Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial, to honor those Clackamas County Peace Officers killed in the line of duty, started in 2004 with the completion and dedication of four metal memorial benches, which are currently located at the Sheriff’s Office North Station.
The Memorial will be located in the front plaza area of the Sheriff’s Office Brook’s Building. It will feature a back-drop of iconic Mt. Hood, a landmark which is seen from all parts of Clackamas County.
The Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit, began fund raising under the mission “To educate the public about the work and profession of law enforcement.”
Two bronze sculptures were commissioned from artist Rip Caswell in Troutdale. The first depicts a police duty belt and hat. The second is a full size sculpture of a police working dog. A total of $55,000 was raised and spent on these quality art pieces which will be an integral part of the memorial.
LRS Architects have donated their services to draw up the plans for the memorial. Their total donation to this project is estimated at $15,000.
P&C Construction has donated their services to create the Budget Estimate and will oversee the construction of the project. Their total donation to building the memorial is estimated at $20,800.
Construction can begin as soon as the estimated cost of $120,000 is raised.
At present (May 11, 2015), $44,000 has been raised. $76,000 is still needed.
Tentative completion date is May 15, 2016, National Law Enforcement Memorial Day which is during National Police Week..
Seven names will be on the memorial; all died in the line of duty:
Police Officer George J. Hanlon, Oregon City Police Department, April 23, 1906.
Sheriff John R. Shaver, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, April 30, 1906.
Sergeant James H. Worrell, Milwaukie, Police Department, December 31, 1953.
Deputy Sheriff Jimmy L. Shoop, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, November 7, 1981.
Deputy Sheriff William D. Bowman, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, September 12, 2000.
Chief Daniel K. Duncan, Lake Oswego Police Department, May 20, 2010.
Reserve Police Officer Robert A. Libke, Oregon City Police Department, November 4, 2013.
One police working dog was also killed in the line of duty and may be included on the memorial.
Donors of $10,000 or above will be engraved as patrons for the Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial. At present, there have been three donors in this category: Bill & Dolores Call; Clackamas Federal Credit Union; and General Growth Properties.
All donations are to be made to the CCPOBF with LE Memorial in the memo line. Donations to the CCPOBF are tax deductible and a receipt will be given to donors promptly. The CCPOBF is not deducting any administrative fees, so 100% of donations will go to this project.
Only 36 teams of 4 will be competing for some pretty nice prizes! Entrants can sign up as a team or as an individual.
Tournament sponsors are First Investors and General Distributors. More information on our sponsors in a future email. If you or your company would like to be a sponsor, please email Bill Valenti at email@example.com.
Deputy Sheriff Robby Nashif suffered severe trauma to his leg when he and the Sheriff’s Office motorcycle he was riding were struck by an on-coming vehicle. Robby’s condition at OHSU has been changed from Critical to Serious. The nature of the injury may require an extended period of healing and rehabilitation.
If you would like to assist the Benevolent Foundation to assist Deputy Nashif during this time, please consider making a donation.
The Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation is prepared to assist Deputy Sheriff Robby Nashif. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to help us help him, please make a donation at any branch of the Clackamas Federal Credit Union.
Be sure to let the teller know that the donation is for the CCPOBF to help Deputy Robby Nashif. Or you can mail a check to CCPOBF, PO Box 678, Clackamas, Oregon 97015. Make your check out to CCPOBF with “Deputy Sheriff Robby Nashif” in the memo line.
The CCPOBF is a volunteer run organization and currently assesses no administrative fees from donations.
The CCPOBF is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit. A receipt will be sent to those donations received by mail.
Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation, a charitable non-profit.
This tournament is in the planning process. The date and location have been confirmed. If you would like to learn more about being a sponsor for this event, please contact Bill Valenti, William.firstname.lastname@example.org; Mark Koberstein, email@example.com; or Andrew Stein, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to First Investors in Beaverton for their donation and willingness to help coordinate the event.
More information to follow, to include sponsorship levels, cost for teams, contests, prizes, raffle and more!
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. Continue reading Accident Victim Kelsey Zionskowski→
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. Continue reading Colton Playground Equipment Needs to be Replaced→