Posted September 28, 2018 12:27:01 Eugene Register Guards are being placed at home with family.
Eugene Police Chief John Ritchie announced the news on Thursday, September 28.
“These officers have served in a variety of roles in Eugene for the last few years, including as a police officer and a fire chief,” Ritchie said in a statement.
“Our officers are all family members and we want them to know that our commitment to our families remains steadfast.”
Ritchie also said the Eugene Register’s Guard will remain in Eugene through October.
This will be Eugene’s first Guard deployment at home.
Eugene Police Department Chief John Burt said the Register’s arrival is a major accomplishment.
Burt said it’s a “great day for the Eugene Police Department, for the community and for the State of Oregon.”
— Everett County Sheriff’s deputies are being stationed at home, working alongside their families, for a new deployment that will involve Eugene’s Register Guard.
The Eugene Register, a family unit that’s part of the National Guard, will be deployed to its home base in South Eugene on September 23.
EPD Chief John S. Ritchie says the deployment will take place during the day and be complete by 4 p.m.
On Friday, August 31, the Register Guard will leave its home on the Oregon Coast and head to its base in North Bend.
The Register Guard is an active duty unit of the Eugene County Sheriff Department.