Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputy, Charles Dozé, was injured in a shooting in Tualatin on July 26, 2023. Dozé, a 10-year veteran, sustained life-threatening gunshot wounds and is currently in serious, but stable condition at a local hospital. The investigation into the shooting is being led by the Washington County Major Crimes Team and the Washington County District Attorney’s Office. Several WCSO individuals involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave. Civil deputies, like Dozé, provide various services to the public and are fully trained and sworn deputies. The WCSO expresses gratitude for the support received from partner agencies and the community. Donations for Dozé can be made through the approved GoFundMe account or at US Bank locations. shooting-identified-as-civil-deputy-charles-doze-suspect-kristafer-james-graves-shot-dead/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>FOX3 Now reported
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Injured in Tualatin shooting
On July 26, 2023, Civil Deputy Charles Dozé, a dedicated 10-year veteran of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), was injured in a shooting incident in Tualatin. Deputy Dozé sustained multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds and is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital. Although his condition is serious, he is stable and showing strong determination to recover from his injuries.
Investigation Led by Washington County Major Crimes Team and District Attorney’s Office
Leading the ongoing investigation into the shooting incident are the Washington County Major Crimes Team and the Washington County District Attorney’s Office. They are working diligently to gather all necessary evidence and ensure a thorough investigation.
Administrative Leave for WCSO Personnel Involved
Following standard procedure, several WCSO individuals involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave. These individuals include:
- Civil Deputy Samantha Burkhead – 9 years of service
- Deputy Chris Schroeder – 15 years of service
- Deputy Cory Hoffman – 27 years of service
About Civil Deputies and Their Roles
Civil Deputies play a crucial role in providing various services to the public. Their responsibilities include serving legal orders and paperwork from Federal, State, and Municipal Courts, enforcing court orders, preparing reports and acting as court witnesses, handling abandoned vehicles, enforcing Washington County Codes and Ordinances, managing property execution processes, and auctioning seized property. They are fully trained and sworn deputies, wearing uniforms and driving WCSO vehicles, similar to regular patrol deputies. While certification by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is not mandatory, many civil deputies hold this certification.
Gratitude Towards Partner Agencies
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office expresses its deep gratitude to 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 dedicated medical professionals at Legacy Emanuel.
Support for Deputy Dozé and Donations
The outpouring of love and support for Deputy Dozé and the WCSO family from the community and across the state is truly overwhelming. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous inquiries regarding donations to support Deputy Dozé and his family. The Washington County Police Officer Association (WCPOA) has set up the only approved GoFundMe donation account for Deputy Dozé. You can donate through the official GoFundMe page dedicated to Deputy Dozé’s recovery.
Alternatively, starting August 1, additional donations can be made through any US Bank location. Simply inform the customer service that you would like to contribute to Deputy Dozé’s charity account by providing his name.