June 29, 2017
OSP Captain Jeff Samuels from general headquarters in Salem hands an award plaque to Sgt. Les Kipper of The Dalles Area Command, who headed the Fish & Wildlife team in 2016. Also pictured to the right of Kipper are: Senior Trooper Brian Jewett, Sr.; Trooper Brent Ocheskey; and Trooper Jason Walters.
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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.