[OSMB-News] News Release - Marine Board Honors Multnomah County Marine Deputy
Ashley.Massey at state.or.us
Tue Oct 23 15:31:14 PDT 2007
For Immediate Release Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Marine Board Honors Multnomah County Marine Deputy
The Oregon State Marine Board presented Multnomah County Marine Deputy
Steve Dangler with a top award for service to boaters. The award was
presented at their annual post season conference on October 17, in
Deputy Dangler received Officer of the Year for his outstanding
performance in the community and earned this award for a second
consecutive year, by also being ranked the highest in overall for
performance for the state. This is only the third time in 20 years that
an officer has received subsequent Officer of the Year awards.
"Dangler demonstrated a sincere drive to make the water safer and is
an all-round high achiever," said Bill Rydblom, Law Enforcement
Manager for the Marine Board. Rydblom continued, "He displayed
exemplary performance enforcing the laws on the water with over 2,129
boater contacts. He also proctored 912 boat examinations and reports,
conducted 26 hull inspections, and issued 230 citations and 956
warnings." Deputy Dangler was also featured in the Marine Board's
boating under the influence TV commercial called "Cooler Surprise,"
where he was submerged in a cooler full of ice. He displayed an
amazingly positive attitude, even after a full day of shooting and being
mildly hypothermic. Deputy Dangler also conducted five field sobriety
tests and removed impaired boaters off the water during the season.
"Deputy Dangler is a well rounded marine deputy and an asset to the
river patrol," Rydblom added.
As Oregon's Officer of the Year, Deputy Dangler will be nominated for
consideration of other awards including the Western States Officer of
the Year and National Officer of the Year from NASBLA (National
Association of State Boating Law Administrators).
Other awards presented during the conference included: Most Improved
Yearly Program to OSP -NW Region; Most Improved Seasonal Program to
Yamhill County; Program of the Year, OSP *NW Region; Program of the
Year *Seasonal to Benton County; Education Award to Klamath County;
Education Award *Seasonal Program, to Washington County; Seasonal
Officer of the Year to Deputy Jerry Roley, Washington County; Rookie of
the Year, Deputy Nathan Thompson, Clackamas County; BUII Enforcement to
Deputy Paul Vitus; Trooper of the Year to Senior Trooper Marshall Maher,
OSP Oakridge and Trooper Martin Maher, OSP Cottage Grove; Tom Rice
Instructor of the Year to Bernie Altishin, OSMB Cadre; Special
Instructor Award to Deputy Jim Drew, Clark County, Washington; Manager
of the Year to Lt. Pat Rowland, Jackson County; Program Administration
Award of Excellence to Clatsop and Lane Counties; Volunteer of the Year
to Bernie Altishin, OSMB Instructor Cadre and Paul Cody, Deschutes
Note: Photos are available. Please contact Ashley Massey if you would
like a digital photo.
Ashley A. Massey
Public Affairs Specialist
Oregon State Marine Board
503-378-8587 ext. 82623
ashley.massey at state.or.us
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