Northwest Peer Support Conference Partners with Fred Meyer

The Northwest Peer Support Conference is an annual opportunity for law enforcement peers to train and network.  Their skills are used within police agencies to provide support to their peers.  It is a huge benefit to all who work in law enforcement and the public as well.

The conference will be held in Clackamas County this year and the organizers are raising funds to cover expenses.   Funds raised help cover the costs of the attendees, some of whose agencies don’t have budgets for these types of training.

The Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit, has a working relationship with the organizers of the NW Peer Support Conference.

Fred Meyer has stepped forward to partner in a unique method to raise funds.  Please see the following:

FM Community Cards


Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Clackamas County Peace Officer Benevolent Foundation at You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 83729.
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping the Northwest Peer Support Conference via the Clackamas County Peace Officer Benevolent Foundation earn a donation!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
  • For more information, please visit

Take a moment to sign up for this great way to support the NW Peer Support Conference.

Cops Running Cone!!

B&R LogoThe Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation and the Gladstone Baskin & Robbin’s Ice Cream Shop are partnering to raise funds for the Foundation’s 9th Annual Shop with a Cop event.   Every $100 raised means one more kid can Shop with a Cop! in December.

You can learn more about the CCPOBF Shop with a Cop! event at /Christmas-shop-with-a-cop

Throughout the month of October on every Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm there will be at least one Police Officer or Deputy Sheriff scooping ice cream for customers.  The price of the ice cream will be discounted during these hours.

Sheriff's Office Sergeant Erin Brisben and Gladstone Police Department Officer Eric Graves "Running Cone"
Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Erin Brisben and Gladstone Police Department Officer Eric Graves “Running Cone”

Donation buckets will be available in the store throughout the month of October.

The Baskin & Robbins is located at 19510 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Gladstone, Oregon.

Stop in on a Tuesday during the hours above and get some special service for a great ice cream treat from Baskin & Robbins and watch some Cops Running Cone!


Lawride Poker Run a Big Success!!

The first CCPOBF Lawride Poker Run, held on Saturday, August 1st, was an extremely successful event.  All funds raised are to assist the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation provide support to injured Clackamas County Deputy Sheriff Robby Nashif.  Deputy Nashif, who is a motorcycle officer, was struck by a car while on his department motorcycle in Oregon City.

Deputy Sheriff Robby Nashif
Deputy Sheriff Robby Nashif

A co-worker, Deputy Troy Gilmore, organized the Lawride.  He felt that it would be a great way to raise funds for a fellow motorcycle enthusiast.

The route wound about 130 miles through scenic Clackamas County,  from Sandy and through Estacada, Colton, Molalla, Canby, Wilsonville and into Tualatin.

The Lawride started at Extreme Products in Clackamas and ended at Bushwhackers Restaurant in Tualatin.  Both donated to the event as well.

Other sponsors included LEEDS, Wild Hare, Firehouse, Oregon Boy Trucking, Benchmade, Napa, Les Schwab, and Latus HD.

IMG_0557Special thanks to the Spartan Motorcycle Club for a huge turn out to support this worthy cause!

Bottom line – over $1000 was raised during this event.  A great job to all, especially to Troy Gilmore for coming up with the idea and putting it all together!


Weather Report: Officer Mulligan! charity golf tournament on August 13th!



87 degrees and light clouds.

Excellent weather for golf!

The Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation is hosting the Officer Mulligan!  Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 13th.  The presenting sponsor is First Investors.

This fundraiser will be held at Stonecreek Golf Club just south of Oregon City.

Stone Creek

Registration begins at 11:00 am, with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm.  Lunch and dinner are provided.

Both individuals and teams of four are invited to participate.  Law enforcement teams from Clackamas County and the metro area are encouraged.  Cost is $125 per golfer; $500 per team.

Registrations sent by mail must be received by Tuesday, August 11th.  Walk-ons on the day of the event are welcome!

Funds raised will be to provide resources to the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit.  Currently the Foundation is providing assistance to Deputy Sheriff Robby Nashif, who was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash; Kelsey Zionskowski, who lost most of her left leg when struck by a car in Milwaukie; Corrections Officer Nate Seitz, who recently had kidney surgery; the Military Employer Support Program and several others.  The Foundation has assisted with fundraising for the victims of the Clackamas Town Center shootings and the families of Oregon City Officer Robert Libke and Clackamas County Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter.

Here are links to the flyer and the registration form:

Officer Mulligan Flyer

Officer Mulligan Entry Form

Presenting Sponsor:

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Kelsey’s First Steps!!!

Kelsey Zionskowski's first steps!!
Kelsey Zionskowski’s first steps!!

We recently received an update from Kelsey Zionskowski, the young lady who lost a leg when struck by a car in Milwaukie late last year.

“I recently went back to OHSU for another surgery. This was a big surgery and the one I’ve been waiting for. They rotated my knee so that it is now facing the right way and put the rod into my femur. There was a plate holding the bone together so they had to remove that. The last thing they did was release the muscle that had scarred to the bone, which prevented me from bending my leg. The surgery went well and now I am back at Porthaven to continue to heal. However, two days after the surgery I was able to stand! The first time since my accident! It felt awesome. There is still a long way to go but I am making great progress.”

Kelsey is doing great and is looking forward to going home soon to be with her 5 year old son.

She has a long way to go and there are still a lot of things that are not covered by insurance that she needs help with, so if you’d like to help us help her, please consider a donation.  Checks can be made out to the CCPOBF with “Kelsey” in the memo line and mailed to PO Box 678, Clackamas, Oregon 97015.  A tax deduction receipt will be mailed to you promptly.

John Van Huizen, Board of Directors, has died

John Van Huizen
John Van Huizen

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.


Lawride Poker Run to help Robby Nashif

A reminder that the Lawride Poker Run, a fundraiser to help us help Deputy Robby Nashif, will be tomorrow.  Registration will be from 9:30 to 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.

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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:

Lawride Poker Run Flyer

National Police Week & National Peace Officers Memorial Day

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.

Here is the entire Joint Resolution.

Peace Officers Memorial Day Law 

Be safe and watch out for each other.


Mark Koberstein, President, Clackamas County Peace Officer’s Benevolent Foundation


Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial

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.”

Bronze Duty Belt & Hat and Police K-9
Bronze Duty Belt & Hat and Police K-9

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.

Drawing of Memorial
Drawing of Memorial

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.

Officer Mulligan! Entry Forms now available!

The Entry form for the Officer Mulligan charity golf tournament is now available by clicking here:

Officer Mulligan Entry Form

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

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