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Warm Springs, Oregon,97761
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The U.S. Attorney would make the decision whether to prosecute the person, said Stan Suenaga, general manager of Warm Springs Public Safety.
Beth Anne Steele, who issues the regional press releases for the FBI, was on hand to greet Warm Springs Public Safety GM Stan Suenaga, Police Chief Carmen Smith, Nancy Seylor, and advocates from VOCs.
According to Stan Suenaga, general manager of Warm Springs Public Safety, 11 other Warm Springs residents were injured in the crash, including five adults and six children, ranging in age from 2 to 10 years.
The injured were transported by Warm Springs and Jefferson County ambulances, Life Flight and AirLink to Mountain View Hospital in Madras, and St. Charles Medical Center in Bend and Redmond. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, which is under investigation by Oregon State Police crash reconstruction investigators from Madras and The Dalles, and the FBI, who are assisting the Warm Springs Police Department. Suenaga said Monday that the police department is not releasing any additional information at this time.
Stan Suenaga, chief of the Warm Springs Public Safety Department, says the tribe is willing to work with the sheriffs? association to address its concerns.
However, Suenaga says there is one non-negotiable item: The tribes will not give state-certified police officers a free pass to come onto the reservation and enforce the law. If officers from another jurisdiction needed to investigate on the reservation, tribal officers would assist them, he says.
As standard practice, the officer was placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation, said Warm Springs Public Safety Branch Manager Stanley Suenaga.
Former Public Safety GM, Jim Soules, welcomed his replacement, Stan Suenaga, in November. Stan Suenaga is replacing Jim Soules as the general manager of the Warm Springs Public Safety Branch. Suenaga grew up and earned his bachelor's degree in Los Angeles. For the past 29 years, he has worked for the FBI in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Portland, and Bend. "In my first office," Suenaga said, "I actually worked with the Coushatta tribe in southwest Louisiana, near Lake Charles, very small compared to Warm Springs." Until his recent retirement, Suenaga has served as the temporary supervisor and a special agent for the Bend FBI office. "I have no family around here, but I fell in love with Central Oregon because of the weather and the way the people care about each other. So far I'm loving it here." Suenaga says that he believes Public Safety is moving in the right direction, and he would like to continue with Soule's work. The branch will continue to include professionalism, as Suenaga strives to raise the credibility of local law enforcement, he said. "We're doing that right now, working with Wasco and Jefferson Counties. That's very important. With my experience in the FBI, I have exposure to local law enforcement agencies in Central Oregon and pretty much the entire state. I hope to use those relationships to help move this agency forward." Suenaga recognizes violence and alcohol abuse as two big challenges facing the tribal community. Hopefully, he said, with the assistance of outside agencies his department will be able to combat the drugs and gang violence. Eventually, he would like to see the youth moving in a positive direction, provided with good role models. "Stan has some big obstacles to face," Jim said. Suenaga said that he hopes the people will allow him to gain their trust and confidence. "Just know," he said, "that I will do my best to do what's right for the tribes and the tribal members."