Sheriff Brad LohreySherman County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 424
Moro, OR 97039
About Sheriff Lohrey
Sherman County Sheriff Brad Lohrey grew up and attended school in Sherman County while his father, Gerald Lohrey, was the Sherman County Sheriff. After graduating from high school, Brad moved to Bend, Oregon and attended college. While in college and working for UPS, he became a reserve police officer for the City of Sisters and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. In 1993 he was hired and became a full time Resident Deputy Sheriff for the Klickitat County Washington Sheriff’s Office. In 1995 he took a job with the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office and was promoted to Chief Deputy in 1996. Sheriff Lohrey was elected as Sherman County Sheriff in November 2000 and took office in January 2001.
About the Sherman County Sheriff's Office
OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Winter, 2016 – Jim Payne and Rick Whitaker were both at the fire hall in Moro, where they both volunteer when they heard on the police radio that a deputy was in Moro in pursuit of a man he’d tried to pull over for speeding. Payne heard where the vehicle chase was heading and jumped in his vehicle and was hoping to block the driver. Payne spotted the suspect, who’d earlier bailed out and started running from the deputy on foot. Payne got out of his vehicle and simply told the man to stop. The man did and just stood there looking at him. Whitaker came upon the two of them, and the man decided to run away again. Payne grabbed him and Whitaker then tackled both of them to the ground. The suspect was now pinned between the sidewalk and the cyclone fence. The deputy arrived and arrested the suspect without further incident.
Payne has been a volunteer firefighter for 41 years. Sheriff Lohrey said, “I just appreciate the citizens helping the Sheriff’s Office out. I know the citizens of Sherman County always have our backs.”
Whitaker has lived in Moro for a year and has volunteered in Hood River County with the fire department and as a police reserve. He is an emergency medical responder with the Sherman County Ambulance Service.
The suspect, Timothy Henkel, 47, of Billings, Montana, had warrants for his arrest for dangerous drugs and theft.
Henkel was arrested on charges of eluding and various other charges.