Injured Deputy's Condition Upgraded

Photo: Ford, Brad

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy injured in a shooting in Tualatin on July 26, 2023, is Civil Deputy Charles Dozé, a 10-year veteran of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Dozé sustained several life-threatening gunshot wounds and is still at a local hospital in serious, but stable condition. Deputy Dozé shared that he is working hard to recover from those serious injuries.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team and the Washington County District Attorney’s Office lead the ongoing investigation into the shooting.

Per standard procedure, the following individuals from WCSO involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.

Civil Deputy Samantha Burkhead – 9 years with the Sheriff's Office

Deputy Chris Schroeder – 15 years with the Sheriff's Office

Deputy Cory Hoffman – 27 years with the Sheriff's Office

Civil Deputies provide numerous services to the public, including serving legal orders and paperwork from Federal, State, and Municipal Courts; enforcing court orders; preparing reports and appearing as court witnesses; towing and disposition of abandoned vehicles; enforcing Washington County Codes and Ordinances; managing and conducting execution process for real and personal property and auctioning seized property.

As fully trained and sworn deputies, they are uniformed, badged, and drive the same WCSO vehicles as regular patrol deputies. Although many civil deputies are certified by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), that certification is not required.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Civil Unit operates with five civil deputies and one patrol deputy assigned to the civil unit.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office extends its gratitude to our partner agencies, including the Tualatin Police, Tigard Police, Sherwood Police, King City Police, Beaverton Police, Hillsboro Police, Portland Police, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Metro West Ambulance, Life Flight Network, Oregon Department of Transportation, City of Tualatin Public Works, and the amazing medical professionals at Legacy Emanuel. 

Finally, the Washington County Sheriff's Office continues to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from across the State, but especially from our own community. No words can express our gratitude for the acts of kindness, warm wishes, and support we have received for Deputy Dozé and the rest of our WCSO family.

We have received numerous inquiries from community members and the public on how to donate money to help Deputy Dozé and his family. The Washington County Police Officer Association (WCPOA) has set up the only approved GoFundMe donation account for Deputy Dozé. The link for the GoFundMe is below.

Additional donations, other than through GoFundMe, can be made through any US Bank location starting August 1. Provide customer service with Deputy Dozé’s name and that you are donating to his charity account.

Source: Washington County Sheriff's Office

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