Sheriff's Office Staff
Sheriff Gary Bettencourt
Sheriff Gary Bettencourt was born and raised in Gilliam County. He was born in Condon and raised on a ranch on Rock Creek, above Olex. After graduating high school Sheriff Bettencourt spent nearly eleven years in Silverton, Oregon working as an auctioneer and managed a seed processing facility.
In 1994 Sheriff Bettencourt returned to Gilliam County and for seven years owned and operated two businesses. In 1999 Sheriff Bettencourt became a Reserve Deputy for the Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office and was hired as a full time Deputy in 2001. After moving to Condon in 2003 Sheriff Bettencourt was promoted to Undersheriff and then became Sheriff in 2005....
Sheriff Bettencourt holds Basic, Intermediate and Advanced police certification through the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
In 2014 Sheriff Bettencourt served as the President of the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA). Sheriff Bettencourt serves on several OSSA committees.
Sheriff Bettencourt currently serves on the following Gilliam County boards: Chairman of the Frontier Regional 911, Chairman of Tri-County Corrections, NORCOR, Community Counseling Solutions (CCS), Gilliam County Fair Board, South Gilliam County Health District, Suicide Awareness for Everyone (SAFE), Court Security, Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC), 911 and CCS Gilliam-Wheeler Advisory Council and 4-H leader for the Gilliam County International club.
Sergeant Tory Flory
I am a native Central Oregonian. Born and raised in Bend, I enjoy all of the outdoor recreational opportunities that our beautiful state has to offer.
I became a law enforcement officer in 1998 when I joined the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff. In 2001 I transferred into the Corrections Division in the Deschutes County Jail as a Corrections Deputy. 2003 brought another change when I was offered a position as a Deputy with the Patrol Division. I have been a detective working with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team, School Resource Officer, Hostage/Crisis Negotiator (SWAT), as well as a Crisis Intervention Team member and instructor. I joined the Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office on January 02, 2018, I was promoted to Sergeant on February 1, 2019, and every day I look forward to serving the citizens of this great county. As the Sergeant, I am responsible for the activities in Arlington and supervising day-to-day patrol operations. I am also the Reserve Coordinator monitoring training and activities of our volunteering citizens.
I married my wife, Eilene, in 2012. We have three great kids and five amazing grandchildren. When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family. I am also an avid hunter, love to fish, and explore off-road in my Jeep.
I grew up in Vancouver, Washington and from a young age I had an interest in law enforcement. Throughout high school I interned at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in Vancouver where I obtained my first experience in law enforcement.
After graduating high school, I attended Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon. While in La Grande, I enhanced my law enforcement experience as a Reserve Police Officer with the La Grande Police Department for three years. I graduated Eastern Oregon University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Science with a double minor in Crop Science and Soil Science.
In June 2014 I married my wife, Colby, who works for the North Central ESD as a speech-language pathology assistant. Sheriff Bettencourt hired me as a Patrol Deputy for the Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office in August of 2014 and I graduated from Department Public Safety Standards and Training as a certified Deputy Sheriff in February 2015. I currently hold my basic and intermediate police certifications.
Sheriff Bettencourt adjusted some duties in the Sheriff’s Office and I was promoted to Corporal in April 2017. I am currently assigned as the Search and Rescue Coordinator.
Patrol Deputy Matthew Beard
I was born in Bellingham, WA. I was raised there until I was 14 years old. I attended high school in Republic, Washington. I graduated from high school in 2008. While living in Republic, I fell in love with living in a rural community.
I was hired by the Tonasket Police Department in August of 2014. I attended the basic law enforcement academy from December of 2014 to May of 2015. I successfully completed the 720 hour academy and became a certified peace officer in Washington. I resigned from my position with the Tonasket Police Department in June of 2018.
Sheriff Bettencourt hired me in August of 2018. I started my new position with the Gilliam County Sheriff's Office, September of 2018. I look forward to serving the citizens of Gilliam County.
In my spare time I enjoy outdoor recreations with my two dogs. I also enjoy wood working when time permits.
Patrol Deputy Anthony Redden-Pickett
I was born in Silverton, Oregon, but moved to John Day where I spent most of my childhood. I then moved to Central Oregon where I completed high school before moving, again, for College and other employment opportunities.
I went to college in the mid-south for natural resources then found an opportunity in Alaska. I worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, for about 3 years as a seasonal technician which gave me the ability to explore the entire state. Shortly after my departure from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I was employed as a Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) out of Fairbanks Alaska. I worked alongside the Alaska State Troopers and provided emergency services for the remote villages and towns of Alaska. I served as a VPSO for just under a year before I moved back to Oregon.
Once I was back in Oregon, I worked unarmed and armed security throughout Central Oregon for the next two years. In January of 2017, I was sworn in with the Crook County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Deputy. I assisted with fugitive extraditions, inmate classifications, and inmate auxiliary services.
Sheriff Bettencourt hired me on January of 2019 as a North County, Patrol Deputy, and I am excited to start my adventure here in Gilliam County. I’ll be attending the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, Basic Police Academy, spring 2019.
When I am outside of work, you can find me in the outdoors hiking, camping, and fishing.
Work Crew Supervisor Mike Walker
I was raised in Sherman County, Oregon. I attended trade school and worked at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles. I am a six year veteran with the Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office as the Inmate Work Crew Supervisor as well as a Reserve Deputy. I also conduct the Courtroom Security for the Gilliam County Circuit Court. Each of the assignments show me a different perspective of our judicial system. Together, I hope to use the knowledge, skills, and experience to advance my career into a full time patrol deputy position.
Chaplain David Gossett
I was born and raised in Mountain Home, Idaho. After High School I attended Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Missions with an emphasis in Business, my wife, Jessica, and I moved to Susanville, CA. While in Susanville I served as a Youth Pastor for seven years at the local Church of the Nazarene. In the late summer of 2013, my family and I moved to Arlington, OR where I serve as Pastor for the Church of The Nazarene.
I began volunteering as Chaplain for the Gilliam County Sheriff's Office in October of 2014. I am a certified Chaplain Basic by the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC). I have training in Critical Incident Stress Management through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF). And I have been working towards a Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in Chaplaincy.
Office Deputy Chris Fitzsimmons