Deputy Lindsey Evans
Deputy Lindsey Evans has worked with the Umatilla County
Sheriff's office in Pendleton, Oregon since 2004. Growing up an animal lover,
Deputy Evans always knew she wanted to be a K9 Deputy. She began putting
together the K9 program in 2006 and with the help of the Sheriff's office
administration got the program up and running in 2010.
Deputy Evans takes crimes against animals seriously and treats them accordingly. In April 2009, the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant in Stanfield, Oregon in reference to an animal neglect complaint. When Deputy Evans arrived at the scene, she found quite literally a pile of dead goats as well as many other neglected animals including dogs and horses. The owner, Arnold Weldon Nix, was arrested on 23 counts of animal abuse/neglect. With the intent to seek consecutive sentences, Deputy Evans diligently had each animal tagged or marked and photographed. This involved digging through piles of extremely foul smelling corpses and spending hours in what was a nearly unbearable odor. Despite this, determined to get justice for these animals, Deputy Evans prepared a very thorough police report which was the basis for the work that the prosecutor and everyone else did on this case. Without her police report, time and effort, there is a good chance nothing could have been done.