June 29, 2017
OSP Fish and Wildlife troopers from The Dalles Area Command received an award June 23 for top performance in the state, based on their 2016 enforcement activities. Pictured after the ceremony are: Back row, from left: Trooper Swede Pearson, Senior Trooper Justin Frazier and Sergeant Les Kipper. Front row, from left, are: Senior Trooper Mark Jubitz, Sr.; Senior Trooper Brent Ocheskey, Trooper Jason Walters, Sr.; and Trooper Thad Routson.
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The local Oregon State Police office has received a second state award for superior performance in 2016, this time by troopers with the Fish & Wildlife Division. “You have done an awesome job and you are still doing an awesome job,” said Capt. Jeff Samuels, who came to The Dalles Area Command office from Salem headquarters to present a plaque June 23 to Sgt. Les Kipper, who headed the team last year, and his troopers.