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OSP Bend Crime Lab and OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper Recognized at Deschutes County Public Safety Service Awards
01/25/2008
Lieutenant Carl Rhodes
Oregon State Police - Bend
Office: (541) 388-6213

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife trooper and the OSP Bend Forensic Laboratory were recognized Thursday night at the Deschutes County Public Safety Service Awards Banquet.
 
OSP Lieutenant Carl Rhodes presented the awards to Trooper James Hayes and Lab Director Pam Bordner, who accepted the award on the behalf of the crime lab employees, during the well attended event at the Bend Masonic Lodge where the event has been sponsored since 1991.
 
"Trooper Hayes is a magnet for attracting not only wildlife violators but also in finding more than what is there on surface," said Lieutenant Rhodes. "In excels in many things beyond working wildlife cases and we know that when he heads for the back country he usually finds someone doing something illegal."
 
The OSP Forensic Services Division is a nationally accredited forensic laboratory system serving all state and local law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and prosecuting attorneys in Oregon. In providing Oregon's only full service laboratory system, the Bend lab is one six regional laboratories.
 
"Forensic scientists work tirelessly for all police agencies in central Oregon without much public recognition. The bottom line is the crime lab is responsible for positive case resolution or ‘guilty pleas' because of the work they do in support of our partnering agencies," Lieutenant Rhodes said.
 
The OSP awards were in addition to awards given to others from area public safety agencies.