Colin Pyle is new Linn County forest patrol deputy

Mar 8, 2023 | Author: Larry Mauter, LCSWA member | Editor: Nancy Hildebrandt

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has named a new deputy to patrol forest lands.

Sgt. Colin Pyle has been selected to fill the Mountain-Marine Patrol Sergeant position, announced Lt. Brian Hardy.

Sgt. Pyle has been with the office since 2007 when he started in the Search and Rescue Program. He has worked as a patrol deputy, major crimes detective, and patrol sergeant before sliding over to the Mountain Program.

Photo of Sergeant Colin Pyle, LCSO

Sergeant Colin Pyle, Linn County Sheriff's Office

“I am super excited to have Sgt. Pyle in the position as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team,” said Lt. Hardy in a press release.

“I started my career at the Sheriff’s Office as a youth volunteer for our Search and Rescue Team when I was in high school and never left,” said Sgt. Pyle. “I attended Oregon State University and worked as a seasonal Marine Patrol Deputy for the Sheriff’s Office during my summers,” he added.

“Outside of work, I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, reading, and spending time with my family,” said Sgt.Pyle.

He can be contacted through email at He can also be reached by voicemail by calling LCSO Dispatch at 541-967-3911.

Sergeant Pyle will be on patrol Wednesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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