Deputy Myers is on patrol in Sisters

 

Last updated 3/19/2024 at 3:19pm

Photo by Jim Cornelius

Deputy Aaron Myers has brought the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Sisters contingent back to full strength.

With Deputy Aaron Myers on patrol in Sisters, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) Sisters contingent is once again fully staffed, with three deputies and a lieutenant operating out of the local substation.

Deputy Myers is new to the Sisters office, but he has 16 years of experience with DCSO, serving six of those years as assistant coordinator for the DCSO Search and Rescue Unit.

Deputy Myers told The Nugget that he sought the open position in Sisters because "there's a great group of people who work here (and) Sisters is a great community." He said he 'thought it would be a very good assignment.'

The deputy grew up in Bend, and his career path was set from his youth.

"I've always wanted to do law enforcement, since I was a kid," he recalled. "The draw to law enforcement is to help people, and help people when they need you the most."

Myers started his law enforcement career in corrections, then moved to patrol before taking on the SAR position. He is full of admiration for the volunteers who work search and rescue. The volunteers bring wilderness skills to bear to help people in one of the most active outdoor recreation environments in the nation.

"They're great people who volunteer to help out the community and help the people who recreate in Deschutes County. They do it for free, which is phenomenal."

Myers is an outdoorsman himself.

"I like camping, I like the outdoors, just being outside," he said. "The family (his wife and two young daughters) really enjoys the summers in Central Oregon. We don't have as many winter activities."

Deputy Myers had patrolled in Sisters "occasionally," before the City of Sisters' contract with DCSO was enhanced to provide a dedicated cadre of "City" deputies. Now he's part of a team whose duties specifically revolve around Sisters.

"I'm very excited to be here," he said.

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Jim Cornelius, Editor in Chief

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Jim Cornelius is editor in chief of The Nugget and author of “Warriors of the Wildlands: True Tales of the Frontier Partisans.” A history buff, he explores frontier history across three centuries and several continents on his podcast, The Frontier Partisans. For more information visit www.frontierpartisans.com.

 

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