Deschutes County

Sheriff Larry Blanton Sheriff Larry Blanton

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
63333 W. Hwy. 20
Bend, OR 97701

tel: 541-388-6655
fax: 541-389-4454
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About Sheriff Blanton:

Larry has been in law enforcement in Oregon for more than 30 years. Most recently, he served as Undersheriff of Deschutes County. He and his wife of 34 years have lived in Bend all their lives. They have two sons, Chad, a fireman paramedic for the City of Portland, and Shawn, a driver for Central Petroleum of Bend. Last October they welcomed their first grandchild, Addie.

As Sheriff of Deschutes County, Larry serves as the Vice President of the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association and is a member of the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association Executive Committee. He is Chairman of the Board for the Oregon Accreditation Alliance and serves on the Oregon HIDTA Board (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.) Larry is an alumnus of the FBI National Academy.

Larry is an active member of the community, participating in the Bend Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Council and Leadership Bend Graduate of Class #2. In addition, Larry serves on many boards including the Central Oregon Rocky Mt. Elk Foundation.

--1976 - Bend City Police Department - Reserve
--1978 - Deschutes County Sheriff's Office - Reserve
--1980 - Wasco County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Sheriff
--1982 - Molalla Police Department - Sergeant
--1985 - Began full-time career with Deschutes County Sheriff's office, promoted through the ranks as Patrol Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Undersheriff
--2007 to Present - Sheriff

--Western Oregon State College
--Clackamas Community College
--Chemeketa Community College
--Central Oregon Community College

--Department of Public Safety and Standards Training -- Executive Certificate.
--Department of Public Safety and Standards Training -- Oregon Executive Development Institute Graduate
--Mark Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
--Graduate of Session #212 of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia
--Graduate of FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development, Quantico, Virginia
--Graduate of the 94th Session of the National Sheriffs' Institute

Family, fishing, hunting, and the great outdoors

From OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office In Action


Winter, 2014 – With heavy heart, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office reports the passing of Corrections Deputy Douglas R. Gregan. Doug died unexpectedly on November 1, 2014. He was sixty-two years old.

Deputy Gregan was due to retire at the end of December, after proudly serving the central Oregon community for the past 30 years. Prior to his twenty-two years of service with Deschutes County, Doug worked in Prineville, Oregon, as a Corrections Officer. Most recently, Deputy Gregan was assigned to the Deschutes County Work Center, where he served diligently for the past five years. Doug will be fondly remembered by the countless inmates he impacted over the course of his esteemed career, as evidenced by the recent words of encouragement they have shared with staff during this difficult time.

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and members of the local law enforcement community joined with family and friends to remember and cherish Doug’s life and his many achievements. The Celebration of Life ceremony was held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars lodge in Redmond, Oregon. At the ceremony, Pastor Jim Crowley spoke passionately about Doug’s immediate family and his revered role as husband, father and grandfather. Pastor Crowley also reminded all in attendance that Doug was an integral part of our much larger law enforcement family and we should all remember Doug as a role model and man of integrity. Sheriff Larry Blanton presided over the official flagfolding ceremony and its symbolic presentation to Deputy Gregan’s wife, Jean.

Deputies, family and friends then shared personal accounts of Doug’s life. Whether sitting on his John Deere tractor at home in Terrebonne, Oregon, or on the balcony of their condo on the Oregon coast, Deputy Gregan enjoyed life to the fullest. His youthful exuberance and genuine sense of humor were highlighted in each successive story. Growing up on an Iowa farm obviously provided a life-long foundation for Doug. His strong work ethic and commitment to teamwork never faltered. As a young man aboard a United States Navy aircraft carrier, Doug continued to learn valuable life lessons, an achievement he spoke about often with great pride and satisfaction.

Deputy Doug Gregan is survived by his wife, Jean, and their four children, Tom, Becky, Katie and Jake, as well as six grandchildren. He will be missed by so many, and remembered by all.