PENDLETON, Ore.-- The Pendleton area is getting two new Oregon State Police troopers to better cover the area. Ten new Oregon State Police recruit troopers were hired and trained, two of whom will work in the Pendleton area.
OSP originally got the funding to add 100 new troopers back in 2007. The governor and legislature approved the money so that OSP could return to having troopers on the roads 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This new round of troopers was added with the help of that money.
The two troopers going to Pendleton are Jerrad Little and Ryan Sharp. Sergeant Bob Charpentier, one of their training Sergeants, says they're both young, but will be great new recruits. He explains, "These are two of our best. They're young. They're 22-years-old, but they are hard workers and will represent the Oregon State Police really well."
Both Sharp and Little will start training with other officers in the field after they graduate this Friday. They are scheduled to finish their training this August.