Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  03/15/2013 - 13:10
Contact Person:  Wayne Stinson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4448  
Subject:  Sheriff's Office Mourns Loss of Long Time SAR Volunteer  
Date/Time of Incident:  03/04/2013 - 00:00
Incident Location:  Salem, Oregon  
Case Number:  n/a  
Mentioned:  Brassfield, Blaine / 70 yoa / Roseburg, OR

John (Blaine) Brassfield died last week due to complications in surgery. Blaine was a SAR volunteer for both Douglas and Benton Counties. Blaine was a founding member of the Sheriff’s Office Large Animal Rescue and Emergency Team which was started in 2006, he was instrumental in revitalizing the man tracking program in Douglas County Sheriff’s SAR program and had been a volunteer with Douglas County since 2009. Blaine had also volunteered with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office SAR program since 2007, where he served on the Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, Benton County Tracking Unit, and contributed to emergency planning for Animals in Disaster.

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