New officers join the Lake Oswego police
Two new officers were sworn in by the Lake Oswego Police Department in a special ceremony recently in the city council chambers.
Joining the force are Keith Wilson and Daniel Morrisey. The event was witnessed by family members and friends, Lake Oswego police officers and firefighters, and local citizens.
'This is an important day, because we expect these two officers to stay with us for a long time,' said LOPD Chief Don Johnson. 'We want them to be here 30 years.'
Johnson told the officers, 'You have choices. We're glad you chose us.'
Both men bring strong backgrounds in law enforcement and military experience.
Wilson spent several years as an officer with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency. He previously served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq, where he earned a medal for bravery in combat. He was described as 'a natural leader' and always vigilant.
Morrisey was raised in the Lake Oswego area and went on to serve eight years in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he participated in missions to Kuwait, Haiti and Cuba. In 2010 he earned a business degree from Western Oregon University. Morrisey was described as 'a hard charger.'
Johnson asked Wilson and Morrisey to always 'remember who you serve - the Lake Oswego community.' He also urged them to show leadership at all times.
The ceremony concluded with Johnson telling the new officers, 'Get ready to do a great job, guys.'