I have worked closely with police officers throughout my career and I could not think of a finer person, public servant or policing professional than Lane County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Scott Denham.
Sergeant Denham joined the US Army in January 1987 as a part of the Army’s first and only experimental COHORT Combat Engineer Company. After Basic Training, he was stationed in Hawaii with the 25th Infantry Division and served through the first Desert Storm, Invasion of Panama and others.
Denham transferred to the California National Guard in Manhattan Beach in late 1991, where he served during the Los Angeles Riots, Northridge Earthquake and several fires.
In 1998 he moved to Oregon and transferred to the Oregon Army National Guard serving in the 1249th Engineer Battalion in Salem, where he rose to the rank of First Sergeant and acted as Command Sergeant Major for one and a half years.
During that time he was deployed for 15 months early in the war with Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom supporting base security along the west coast.
Denham retired in 2008 after 21 and a half years of service and is proud to be a SOLDIER FOR LIFE!
As a public servant he is amongst the finest. The way he conducts himself is impressive. He can speak honestly and compassionately with the law-abiding public and also perform with the highest integrity when working with those who are not law-abiding.
Sometimes a deputy or officer will become hardened or come across as arrogant when working with the law-abiding public and it can be off putting. However, Sergeant Denham is approachable and a very good listener. He brings an amazing array of tools and problem-solving abilities to his very complex work environment. He has established a law enforcement culture within Creswell’s small ”department,” and brings the finest deputies to our community. He is a skilled trainer, is intelligent, compassionate and has a great sense of humor. He is a pleasure to work with.
Thank you Sergeant Denham for your service to our country and to the Creswell community.