HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Hood River County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Anderson lost his battle with cancer this past Friday, August 25th, 2017. He was a 16 year veteran of the Hood River County Sheriff's Office. Mike started his career as a volunteer with the Sheriff's Office in 2001 and was hired as a full time
Deputy Sheriff in 2007. Mike grew up in Hood River County and was a well-respected and well known member of the community. He spent many years as a Marine Deputy, Search and Rescue Coordinator, Patrol Deputy and Trainer. He touched many lives throughout the area and state.
Beginning Tuesday, September 5th, memorial contributions to the "Hood River County Mike Anderson Search & Rescue Fund" may be made at any US Bank branch. Please ask your branch to deposit to this account established at the US Bank branch in Hood River, Oregon. All proceeds will go to support Hood River County Search and Rescue. The family would also encourage support of The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation at http://www.oregonfallenbadge.com/help-support-our-efforts.html
The Memorial Celebration for Mike will be held Sunda, October 15th at Hood River Valley High School gymnasium. The start time is 1:30 p.m., and the public is invited to attend.
The service will be preceded by a law enforcement procession that begins at 11:30am from the waterfront event site on North 2nd St in Hood River. The procession will proceed to I-84 westbound from Exit 63 to Exit 62, then travel east on Cascade St to Oak St and 13th St, then south on 13th to Tucker Rd. From Tucker Rd the procession will turn north onto Indian Creek and end at the high school. The public is encouraged to stand on the route along Cascade, Oak and 13th to Tucker Rd to show their support for Mike Anderson's family, who will be riding in the procession.
Parking at the high school will be limited, so please carpool if able. We are requesting that all media reports include the information where donations should be directed.