May 31, 2005: Headlines: COS - Philippines: Law Enforcement: Hillsboro Argus : Philippines RPCV Bob Thiessen retires as corrections officer

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Philippines RPCV Bob Thiessen retires as corrections officer

Philippines RPCV Bob Thiessen retires as corrections officer

Philippines RPCV Bob Thiessen retires as corrections officer

Thiessen, Diddock, Farrell wrap up careers with county

By Ian Rollins
The Hillsboro Argus
Hillsboro, Ore.
May 31, 2005


Today marked the end of three more careers at the Washington County Sheriff's Office, as Commander Bob Thiessen, Detective Joe Diddock and Senior Administrative Assistant Kathie Farrell retired.

Thiessen, 53, wrapped up his career in the Washington County Jail, where he started as a corrections deputy in 1986. He came to Washington County after service as an Air Force security policeman in Vietnam, time in the Peace Corps in the Phillippines and corrections experience in the Clatsop County Jail.

Over the years, he attained the ranks of corporal, sergeant, lieutenant and, finally, commander.

Thiessen started at the old jail, which was connected to the county courthouse. He was involved in planning the current jail on Southeast Adams Avenue in Hillsboro, as well as implementing a new computer system.

As commander, he was responsible for running the jail, which recently has included "creative jockeying" of beds because of overcrowding. When the jail was built, the number of beds needed was "really miscalculated," he said.

"Something is going to have to happen in the next few years," he remarked, adding that his successor will have to work with Sheriff Rob Gordon "to try to educate the public about what we need."

His immediate plans in retirement are to take the summer off, then maybe eventually get into teaching corrections courses at the college level

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