Posted on March 2, 2017 at 10:57 am
The residents of Marquis Tualatin Assisted Living and Post-Acute Rehab were delighted to have the Tualatin Police Department as their Valentines this year! The Police Department reached out to Marquis Tualatin Activity Director, Alyson Hackelman to collaborate on a “Police Officer Ball” inside the assisted living.
At the very beginning there were admittedly many wall-flowers, but as volunteer DJ Anthony Wedin of A Sound Choice Entertainment spun the oldies, folks begun to flock to the dance floor and kick up their heels. A few even showed the Police Officers some new moves!
Treats were donated by Nothing Bundt Cakes and the Marquis kitchen, and AgeRight Advantage sponsored beautiful bouquets of flowers from Michelle’s Flowers for the occasion.
“It was such a hit!” Raved Assisted Living Activities Director, Marilyn Brault- Binaghi, “The next day the residents were all aglow. They’ll be talking about this event for a long time to come.”
A special thanks to the Tualatin Police Department for volunteering their time and making this event possible.
Posted on at 10:55 am
Guns at the ready, nearly the entire Tualatin Police Department has swarmed through the abandoned Haggen Food and Pharmacy building at the intersection of Boones Ferry and Tualatin-Sherwood Road. But don’t worry. There were no bad guys on the loose. Instead, the building was provided to the police department for training.
“We are very appreciative of the property manager, Mr. Robert Durgan, for partnering with us so we can use his vacant facility for training purposes,” explains Sgt. Nate Cooper, a 16-year veteran with the Tualatin Police Department. “It was just a perfect canvas for us, because it afforded us that real life situation in a business setting. We do have to search commercial properties like that, so it helped out a lot and allowed our officers to get some really good building-search training.
“It is a very large building and has many different aspects to it,” adds Sgt. Cooper. “There are a variety of areas. Not only office space, but a very large floor with many obstacles we can use to hone our skills. The value to Tualatin citizens is our officers are trained to the point they can identify a suspect quickly and take that suspect into custody safely.”