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May 28, 2002 00:00


On Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 11:00 am, at the St. Johns Community Center located at 8427 North Central Street, North Precinct Sergeant Doug Justus will receive the Officer of the Year Award from the American Legion, St. Johns Post 98. The award is for exemplary performance of duty, integrity, character and citizenship.

Sergeant Justus was hired as a Police Officer on July 3, 1986 and was promoted to Detective/Sergeant on August 11, 1994. His peers say that Sergeant Justus distinguishes himself through his positive, energetic guidance of the Neighborhood Response Team and his investigative staff. He fosters open communication between the street officers and his investigators. He encourages tenacious follow up investigations and self-motivated officers. Sergeant Justus has personally made over 1,000 arrests and has received more than 20 letters of commendation during his career with the Portland Police Bureau.

In 2001, Sergeant Justus received the Police Medal for single-handedly capturing two armed robbers fleeing from the scene of the tavern. Sergeant Justus is a highly involved father and husband. He coaches his daughter's softball team and closely follows his son's wrestling matches.


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Portland, Oregon 97204



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