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Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation : Honoring our fallen and their families.

Saturday 20th of April 2024


Oregon Fallen Badge Board of Directors

Shane Strangfield

President

Captain Shane Strangfield has served with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office since 1996, holding various positions including Corrections Deputy, Patrol Deputy, Use of Force Instructor, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Defensive Tactics Unit Supervisor, Watch Commander, Search and Rescue Program Manager, Cadet Program Manager, Professional Standards Unit Manager, Estacada contract city Police Chief, Damascus contract city Police Chief, the contract city Police Chief for the city of Happy Valley and the Patrol Division Commander. Captain Strangfield is currently serving as the Division Commander for Training and Wellness. In 1999, he was assigned to the agency's Honor Guard Team, currently serving as team commander. Captain Strangfield is a founding member of the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation.

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Eric Bunday

Vice President (Metro)

Officer Eric Bunday started his police career with the St. Helens Police Department in 2001. He also worked for the Columbia County Sheriff's Office before joining the Hillsboro Police Department in 2007. A classically trained baritone, Officer Bunday has been the vocalist for the Hillsboro Police Department Honor Guard since 2008. Eric Bunday is a founding member of the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation.

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Scott Rector

Vice President (Statewide)

Lieutenant Scott Rector has served with Oregon State Police (OSP) since 1999. During his time with OSP, Lieutenant Rector has been assigned to The Dalles Patrol Office, Portland Patrol Office and General Headquarters in Salem. Lieutenant Rector held various positions including, Field Training Officer, Technical Crash Investigator, Narcotics Canine Handler, Detective, and is currently commander of the OSP Honor Guard. Lieutenant Rector is a surviving son of Sergeant James Rector of the Oregon State Police, who was killed in the line of duty on September 2, 1997.

Corie Gosse

Secretary

Corie Gosse is the surviving spouse of Deputy Bill Bowman of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, who was killed on September 12, 2000 during a SWAT training exercise at Camp Rilea, Oregon. Deputy Bowman was also survived by their two daughters, Lauren and Grace. Corie Gosse is a founding member of the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation.

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David Natt

Treasurer

Lieutenant David Natt (Retired) worked for the Eugene Police Department from 2002-2023, holding various positions including patrol officer, Field Training Officer, Major Collisions Investigator, Internal Affairs Investigator, Patrol Sergeant and Watch Commander. In 2004, he was assigned to the Eugene Police Department Honor Guard Team, where he took over as the team's supervisor in 2008 and in 2014 became the department Honor Guard commander. Lieutenant Natt is a founding member of the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation.

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Ashley Korslien

Board Member

Ashley Korslien is a morning anchor for KGW and is a proud law enforcement wife. Her husband is a K9 handler for the Vancouver (WA) Police Department, and she comes from a long line of police officers and military veterans. Ashley and her husband are new parents to twins, a girl and boy. She is honored to serve on the board for the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation, and emcees the annual gala. Ashley is also a leadership council member for NWCAVE, which works to combat sex trafficking and violence against women and children. Ashley also serves on the advisory council for Harper’s Playground, a non-profit that builds inclusive playgrounds for everyone to enjoy. Her first TV job was in her hometown of Great Falls as the weekend anchor and military reporter. While working in Montana, Ashley founded a non-profit that helps military veterans and their families in times of need. In 2011, the Montana National Guard awarded Ashley the highest honor a civilian can receive. She was presented the Distinguished Patriot Medal for her dedication to Montana's military families.

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Daniel Thenell

Board Member

Daniel Thenell is a member of the board and the Foundation's attorney. A former Washington County Deputy District Attorney, he is a Shareholder at Thenell Law Group. Dan specializes in the prosecution of large-scale identity theft and fraud crimes, and co-drafted Senate Bill 464, creating a new crime of Aggravated Identity Theft. He's also trained law enforcement officers in report writing, search and seizure and domestic violence. Daniel Thennel is a founding member of the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation.

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Kirsten Curtis

Board Member

Kirsten Curtis is an attorney with Thenell Law Group. She assisted the Foundation in obtaining its 501(c)(3) status, and provides legal assistance to the Board. Ms. Curtis focuses her practice in the area of insurance defense, and is a volunteer judge for the Beaverton Youth Peer Court.

Crystal Purdy-Newland

Board Member

Crystal Mai Purdy is the location manager of Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Portland. She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and has worked in the industry since 2005. Crystal spent most of her childhood and adolescence in Japan, moving back to Oregon to finish high school and attend the University of Portland. She worked as an EMT for four years before returning to college and receiving her degree in Funeral Service Education. When she is not working, Crystal spends most of her time volunteering with various veteran groups. She is the Athletic Director of the Portland Chapter of Team RWB (Red White and Blue), a veteran organization that brings combat veterans together through physical and social activities. She enjoys being active in her gym, running organized races and simply engaging in any physically-challenging activity. Crystal has a passion for giving back, paying forward and serving those who have served.

David Peterson

Board Member

David Peterson began volunteering in law enforcement as a Corvallis Police Cadet and Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) Search and Rescue Explorer in 1998 until 2003. From 2002-2004, he was employed part time as a Lead Officer with the Oregon State University Department of Public Safety. From 2003-2006, he volunteered as a BCSO Reserve Deputy and was employed seasonally as a Marine Deputy. He also was employed part time at the Linn-Benton Juvenile Detention Center from 2004-2006. In 2006, he was hired as a full time BCSO Patrol Deputy Sheriff, where he later served as a Patrol Sergeant and Detective Sergeant, before being hired as a Bend Police Officer in 2019. He has served as a vehicle collision reconstructionist, honor guard member, drone pilot, and field training officer. In his spare time, he enjoys all things outdoors and woodworking. He also serves on the executive board for the Oregon State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.

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Amanda McMillan

Board Member

Commander Amanda McMillan has served with the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) since 2001, holding various positions including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Internal Affairs Sergeant, Youth Services Division Lieutenant, Drugs & Vice Lieutenant, and Detective Division Lieutenant. Commander McMillan has served as a member of the Police Bureau’s Employee Assistance Program since 2008, and a member of the PPB Honor Guard since 2014. She is also on the board of the Portland Police Historical Society.

Darryl Wrisley

Board Member

Lieutenant Darryl Wrisley is from Portland Oregon and after graduating High School went directly into the United States Marine Corp. After nearly ten years in the military he began a law enforcement career in January of 1989 and is currently a lieutenant with the Lake Oswego Police Department. He has served in many positions to include the Tactical Negotiations Team, Patrol, Narcotics, K-9 handler/trainer, firearms instructor, Detective, and Honor Guard Commander.

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Joey Webber

Board Member

Timber Joey Webber is the official mascot for the Portland Timbers since 2008. Joey is an active community member helping support local charities and a long time supporter of law enforcement.

Nick Troxel

Board Member

Lieutenant Nick Troxel began his law enforcement career volunteering as a Corvallis Police Cadet. He was hired by the Oregon State Police as a Fish and Wildlife Cadet. He was hired part time as a Crime Prevention Specialist with the City of Corvallis Police Department. Later he was hired full time as a Patrol Officer at the Corvallis Police Department. He later moved to the City of Tillamook and began work for the Tillamook Police Department in 2003. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Helping Hands Re-Entry, Current member and past President of the Rotary Club of Tillamook, and past President, founding board member for Auggie’s Hope, past member of the Tillamook School District Board of Directors, Member of the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation’s Board of Directors and the Line of Duty Death Response Team. When not at work or volunteering Nick enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and their two boys. His family keeps him busy and he absolutely loves it.

DaNeshia Barrett

Board Member

Sergeant DaNeshia Barrett started her career in law enforcement at the age of 16, as a volunteer Police Explorer. She has been employed with the Beaverton Police Department since 2010. During that time, she has been assigned to patrol, community services, and the traffic division. She has held positions a DT instructor, Cadet Coordinator, and Honor Guard Member. Sergeant Barrett also holds positions on the Police Policy Committee, Public Safety Memorial Fund Board, and the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training. When not working you can find her in the gym, walking her dogs, and hiking mountains with her family.