Thompson sworn in as Priest River officer

Print Article

(Photo courtesy JONATHAN LORD) Officer Lane Thompson was sworn in Monday as the newest member of the Priest River Police Department.

PRIEST RIVER — Officer Lane Thompson was sworn in during Monday’s City Council meeting as the newest member of the Priest River Police Department. Thompson came to Priest River from San Bernardino, Calif., where he served in law enforcement for more than 27 years before retiring and moving to Idaho.

“We are very proud to have him,” said PRPD Chief Drew McLain. “He will be a valuable asset to the Priest River Police Department with a variety of experiences.”

Thompson has a variety of experience, he said, including patrol, as well as detective work in major crimes such as homicide. McLain said in talking to one of Thompson’s former supervisors, he learned they have more homicides in San Bernardino than the entire state of Idaho has in one year.

In addition to joining the local police department, Thompson also serves in the National Guard.

The new officer has already helped nab one suspect, McLain said, just driving to the grocery store his first day on the job. The suspect was accused of committing a theft the day before, and Thompson recognized him from a picture and called it in.

“It was perfect — so we are very excited to have him,” McLain said.

Print Article

Read More Local News

City seeks input on new survey

January 24, 2020 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — The city has launched the fifth in a series of community surveys, with responses to inform the Sandpoint Comprehensive Plan update. This week’s survey topic is “Community Character and ...

Comments

Read More

MCS seeks to launch Cd’A music conservatory

January 24, 2020 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press A music conservatory could open its doors in Coeur d’Alene this year. Julienne Dance, along with local attorney Brittany Ratelle, wants to found a music conservatory in Coeur d’Alene. Dance’s dream...

Comments

Read More

Plans set to remove train from river

January 24, 2020 at 5:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald MOYIE SPRINGS — Only one locomotive remains at the site of the BNSF derailment that occurred on Jan. 1, but plans are underway to begin the precarious removal process, possibly as soon as this weeken...

Comments

Read More

Court affirms murder plea, sentence

January 24, 2020 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — The Idaho Supreme Court has denied a review of its affirmation of the conviction and sentence of a Washington state man who pled guilty to a 2017 brutal stabbing attack that killed a cab ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2020 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X