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Interview with Sheriff John Turner

Interview with Sheriff John Turner

Lachlan Johnson

October 30, 2014

How should the Sheriff's Office interact with the Whitman community? "We respond and help the police department in the city limits when we're requested. Our deputies will back up [WWPD] officers in [dangerous situations], because safety of the citizens and safety of the officers is number one, making sure they go home... "Another thing that's rel...

Interview with sheriff candidate Sgt. Tom Cooper

Interview with sheriff candidate Sgt. Tom Cooper

Lachlan Johnson

October 30, 2014

How should the Sheriff's Office interact with the Whitman community? "[The Sheriff's Office] should act in concert with the Walla Walla Police Department to do everything that's possible to make sure that the Whitman experience … is as positive of an experience as possible. The police department does a good job, but the Sheriff's ...

Sheriff candidates face off in heated race

Lachlan Johnson

October 30, 2014

The Sheriff's race is turning out to be one the most highly contested and divisive items on the Walla Walla ballot. On Nov. 4, incumbent-Sheriff John Turner will face off against Sergeant Tom Cooper to decide the next sheriff of Walla Walla County. The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office is the primary...

Sheriff Begins Investigation into Shooting on Lower Waitsburg Road

Sheriff Begins Investigation into Shooting on Lower Waitsburg Road

Rachel Alexander

February 7, 2013

The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating an incident in which two students were shot at while running on Saturday. The students, sophomores Joseph Heegaard and Ryan Jacobsen, were running barefoot along Lower Waitsburg Road near the intersection of Robison Ranch Road....

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