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Albany Trooper Given "Trooper of the Year" Award by American Legion
06/03/2008
Lieutenant Mark Cotter
Oregon State Police - Albany
Office: (541) 967-2026

The American Legion in Albany recognized a local Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper in May with their organization’s “Trooper of the Year ” award.
 
Trooper Carlos Barrientos, a 13-year law enforcement veteran including 6 ½ years with OSP and seven years with Boston Police Department, is assigned at the Albany Area Command office in the Patrol Services Division.  In addition to his patrol duties, Trooper Barrientos demonstrates a commitment to occupant protection and impaired driving enforcement.
 
“Regardless of the circumstances, Trooper Barrientos has a positive ‘can-do’ attitude,” said Lieutenant Mark Cotter, OSP Albany Area Commander.  “He is a leader who has a positive attitude even in the face of adversity.”
 
Trooper Barrientos is a trained Drug Recognition Expert and a member of the OSP Mobile Response Team.  He also is a presenter at the Linn County Victim’s Impact Panel and Linn-Benton Community College driver education classes, and is involved in training fellow troopers and has served as a member of the OSP recruit training academy camp staff.  He is also a member of the Oregon National Guard and instructs a variety of classes, including Officer Candidate School and other leadership courses.