CCPOA Awards Five College Scholarships

The CCPOA has awarded College one-year scholarships to five children of CCPOA members for the 2007-2008 academic year. The recipients are Rachelle Northcraft, Jess Smith, Andrew McCuistion, Nicole Layng and Amy Zacher. Altogether there were eleven applicants. A committee chaired by CCPOA First Vice President Jeff Smith (no relation to awardee Jess Smith) spent a considerable amount of time reviewing the applications and selecting the recipients.

This year is a transition year to the implementation of the new Scholarship program, which is a more competitive process meant to inspire academic excellence. There will be three permanent one-year scholarships, the Jimmy Shoop Memorial Scholarship, the Bill Bowman Memorial Scholarhip and the Damon Coates Heroism Scholarship. Additional scholarships will be awarded based on applications received, indicating academic excellence and financial need.

Complete information and the application for the 2008-2009 academic year can be found on the CCPOA website at www.clackamascountypoa.com and click on ‘Scholarships’.

Five CCPOA Members Run in Oregon Special Olympics LE Torch Run

Five CCPOA members ran in the Clackamas County leg of the 2007 Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is a key fundraising event for Oregon Special Olympics. It is also an integral part of the opening of the annual Special Olympics Games, which are held in Hillsboro. CCPOA members Kevin Layng (Detectives), Emil Burley (Patrol), Scott King (Patrol), Greg Martin (Forensics) and Gary Burgeson (Jail) ran the course. Also running with them were Sheriff Craig Roberts and Lieutenants Paul Steigleder, Dixon Andrews and Todd Rollins.

The CCPOA pledged to pay Oregon Special Olympics $100 for each CCPOA member who ran the Torch Run and wore a CCPOA shirt. The pledge was for up to 15 runners.

The members of the CCPOA are proud of these five folks and their dedication to a worthy cause.

Providing charitable assistance to the Law Enforcement community and citizens of Clackmas County