Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley is happy to report the eclipse event has come and gone with very few issues across our county. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to monitor the county for traffic concerns, search and rescue calls and anything else that may need our attention.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by numerous agencies, which spent countless hours assisting with the preparation and monitoring of today’s eclipse event. These agencies include the U.S. Forest Service, Linn County Public Health, Linn County Road Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Albany Fire Department.
Sheriff Riley would like to especially thank the following volunteer organizations that assisted: Linn County Search and Rescue, Linn County Mounted Posse, National Parks Service Hasty Team, Willamette Side-by-Side Club, Community Emergency Response Team, Amateur Radio Emergency Services, Lane County Search and Rescue and Eugene Mountain Rescue. Sheriff Riley said ” Our volunteers play a vital role in allowing us to provide public safety services. I am very thankful for each volunteer, as we could not do our job without them.”