Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office mourns the loss of long-time deputy

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy Kevin Turpen, a 24-year-veteran of the office, passed away over the weekend after a fight against cancer.

A Celebration of Life for Deputy Turpen is planned for Saturday, October 12th at 1:00 p.m., in the First Interstate Bank Center at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center in Redmond. A vehicle procession will be leaving the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office at 12:10pm on Saturday. For those wishing to observe the procession, it will travel from Bend to the Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center via Highway 97.

In lieu of flowers, his family suggested a memorial contribution be made to Brightside Animal Center in Redmond in Kevin’s name.

Deputy Turpen is survived by his wife Heidi, and his two sons Matthew and Nathan.

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