Sheriff Larry Blanton
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
63333 W. Hwy. 20
Bend, OR 97701
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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
OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
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.