August 12, 2017
Retired The Dalles Police Capt. Steve Baska is pictured in uniform (at right) helping make an arrest in this award-winning photograph shot for The Dalles Reminder in the 1980s. The picture is featured prominently in the police department.
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When the police chief heard that the Chronicle would be interviewing retiring The Dalles Police Capt. Steve Baska, the chief’s immediate — and correct — response was, “Oh no!” Baska is famously, delightfully, unfiltered. His 31 years with the city police enabled him to wryly observe, and comment upon, the foibles of humanity.