by Doreen Rivera, Community Outreach Specialist, Washington County Sheriff’s Office – Bethany Precinct
Meet Deputy Tom Brown, who has patrolled Cedar Mill, Bethany
and north of Highway 26 area for the last five years.
Brown’s law enforcement career began with nine years in the
US Army. Upon leaving the military, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in Law
Enforcement. He volunteered as a Reserve Police Officer for the Portland Police
Bureau for two years, and after that he was hired into the Washington County
Sheriff’s Office. Twenty-two years later, here he is
patrolling in Cedar Mill.
Deputy Brown is married and has three children. He likes
camping and spending time with his family. In addition, he and his wife enjoy riding
their Harley Davidson motorcycles together and often go for day rides.
He likes to work in the Cedar Mill and Bethany area because
he really likes the people here. Brown said that the most common types of calls
he sees in Cedar Mill are fraud, traffic crashes, and cars being broken into. When
asked what words of wisdom he would share with the community, Brown replied,
“lock your car doors, and stay home and stay safe.