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Benton County Emergency Management to Participate in Cascadia Rising 
Benton County Emergency Management is hosting Cascadia Rising earthquake preparedness training on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Corvallis. Cascadia Rising is a national-level exercise with thousands of participants across the west coasts of the United States and Canada. Read More...

Update on Missing Kayakers
After a five-day search, the second missing kayaker, Mariana Dukes, was located deceased on the Long Tom River today, April 29. Read More

Search Continues For Missing Kayaker; One Deceased Recovered
On April 25, 2022, at approximately 10:00 am, Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers recovered a deceased missing kayaker on the Long Tom River near Monroe, OR. One female kayaker remains missing at this time. Read More...

BCSO Results from March 2022 Extra Patrols
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office worked extra patrols throughout the month of March 2022. During regular patrols and extra patrols in March, the sheriff’s office had the following activity levels. Read More

UPDATE: Deceased Body Found in Willamette River Identified
On March 31, 2022, at about 4:00 pm, Benton County Deputies recovered a deceased individual in the Willamette River near 1st and Jackson Street in Corvallis with the assistance of the Corvallis Police Department. With the assistance of the Medical Examiner’s Office, Oregon State Police Crime Lab, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and several tips from the public, investigators were able to identify the deceased as 44-year-old James Ernest Donat of Corvallis. Read More