MADD January 2021 Officer of the Month
Deputy Jason McLaughlin
Washington County Oregon Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Jason McLaughlin was hired by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in 2004. He immediately
took an interest in traffic safety, and more specifically, in DUII enforcement. Since his hiring, he has
devoted nearly his entire career to the enforcement of impaired driving and serious injury and fatal
He has been a tireless champion of impaired driving enforcement in Oregon, as both a deputy.
and an instructor. On August 21, 2020, Deputy McLaughlin arrested the 2,000th impaired driver of his
career. As of January 4, 2021, his total has increased to 2,027 arrests. That is an average of 127 arrests per year! Deputy McLaughlin’s dedicated service and passion to remove impaired drivers from Oregon’s roadways has no doubt saved many lives.
Along with his DUII enforcement efforts and his mentorship as an instructor at Oregon’s Public Safety
Academy, he is a crash reconstructionist with Washington County’s Crash Analysis Reconstruction
Deputy McLaughlin has twice been named Oregon DUII Enforcement Officer of the Year, in 2008 and
again in 2012. In December 2020, he received a Meritorious Service Award from the Oregon State
Sheriff’s Association when he was recognized for his career achievements in impaired driving
enforcement. To this day, Deputy McLaughlin remains a member of WCSO’s Traffic Safety Unit as a
dedicated DUII-enforcement deputy.
MADD is proud to select Deputy Jason McLaughlin as the January 2021 Officer of the Month. We thank him for his dedicated service and wish him safety and the best throughout his remaining career. Thanks to Cate Duke, Program Specialist, from the MADD Oregon State Office for her nomination of Deputy McLaughlin.