Marion County

Sheriff Jason Myers Sheriff Jason Myers

Marion County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 14500
Salem, OR 97308-0710

tel: 503-588-5094
fax: 503-588-7931
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About Sheriff Myers:

Jason Myers is a native Oregonian who was born in Portland and raised in Salem. He is a graduate of McKay High School and Chemeketa Community College where he earned an Associates of Science Degree in Law Enforcement.

His career in Law Enforcement began at the age of 18 when he became a cadet with the Salem Police Department. Shortly after becoming a Salem Police cadet, he was hired by the Marion County Sheriff's Office as a summer Park Cadet, which began his career at this Office. After serving during the summers as a Cadet, he joined the Marion County Reserve Deputy Program. In September of 1990, he was hired as a full time Deputy Sheriff. During his career with the Sheriff's Office he served as a Patrol Deputy, Field Training Deputy, Judicial Security Deputy, School Resource Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Narcotics Detective Sergeant, Administrative Lieutenant, Operations Division Commander, Undersheriff, and now Sheriff. Over his more than 22 years of service, he has helped to develop policies and procedures, helped craft strategic plans, negotiated union contracts, prepared the office budget, and provided leadership to all divisions of the Office, including Enforcement, Institutions, Operations and Parole & Probation.

Sheriff Myers holds an Executive Police Certificate from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, and has completed the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association Command College and the Salem Chamber of Commerce Leadership Development Course. He serves on the Marion County Children and Families Commission, the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, the Govenor's Advisory Council on DUII, and Crisis Chaplaincy Services Board.

Sheriff Myers lives on a small farm outside of Stayton with his wife and two sons. They enjoy spending time as a family and doing outdoor activities such as sports, camping, hunting, fishing, and quad riding.

From OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News

Marion County Sheriff's Office In Action


Winter, 2014Honoring a Fallen Marshal from 1906 - Sheriff Jason Myers was recently contacted by Lt. John Stanley, a historian with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). Lt. Stanley had been performing research on fallen peace officers from the past and came upon the story of St. Paul, Oregon Marshal, Joseph H. Krechter, who was gunned down while breaking up a barroom brawl in September 1906. Marshal Krechter’s murder had not been recognized on either the Oregon or national memorials.

Upon notification, Sheriff Myers contacted Director Eriks Gabliks with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and requested that Marshal Joseph H. Krechter be considered for inclusion on the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial through the historic recognition process. After the request was reviewed, DPSST determined that Marshal Joseph H. Krechter will be included on the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial. The annual Memorial Ceremony will be held in May 2015.

Below is a brief summary of the actions of Marshal Krechter leading up to his line of duty sacrifice.

In September 1906, Joseph H. Krechter, Marshal of St. Paul, was instantly killed and several other men were injured in a shooting that was the outcome of a drunken brawl which had been pending all day in a local saloon. A crew of hop pickers had been working in the yards, and after being paid, were celebrating the event in the saloon. After nightfall, Marshal Krechter tried to arrest the men who were rioting and restore peace, but the men turned on officers and fired weapons. Marshal Krechter was killed and a worker was seriously injured. The Sheriff of Marion County and his deputy arrested three men relating to the incident. Warren Bastman, of Astoria, was ultimately charged with the murder.

Over the past five years, the LASD has located and honored almost a dozen peace officers from the past whose sacrifice in the line of duty was not known. We would like to acknowledge the work of the historians at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and thank Director Gabliks and DPSST for their dedication to honoring fallen law enforcement officers.