King City police chief says farewell to an officer and reminds people of upcoming opportunites to ditch old drugs

Drug drop-off and paper-shredding events are coming up, and the King City Police Department said goodbye to its longest-term employee.

Drug drop-off April 29

People can turn in old prescription and over-the-counter drugs at City Hall on Saturday, April 29. The King City Police Department will collect drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you are planning to drop off any drugs, here are a few rules to follow:

Any types of prescription and over-the-counter drugs are acceptable;

If the drugs are liquid, make sure the lids are on tight;

Intravenous or injectable drugs or medical waste are not accepted;

Before depositing any drug, make sure to remove or black out any identifying information;

The attending police officer will not handle the drugs to be deposited, so participants will either empty the drugs in the collection box and the container in the trash or will deposit the entire container in the disposal box.

When depositing the drugs, there will be no inventory taken or identification of the participants.

If you have any questions, make sure that you call me at 503-620-8851 prior to April 28.


After nineteen and a half years of providing police service to the citizens of King City, Officer Dan Hyson retired, effective April 4. At the time of his retirement, Dan was the longest-tenured employee in the city. Dan plans to relax for a few months and then seek new challenges.

Shredding event June 3

Remember when you are doing your spring cleaning to make sure that you shred any documents with personal information and any financial documents before you discard them. "Dumpster diving" is a major way that ID thieves gain access to your personal information, credit card information and other information that can assist thieves.

If you don't have a personal shredder, several local merchants have shredding services available for a fee. In King City, you may wait until the King City community shred day on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall.

You be the judge (or you have to be kidding)

We all are familiar with the use of a designated driver after an evening on the town. Now there people willing to be a designated driver for a fee, namely "Uber." In this tale, our Uber driver wasn't used to driving someone who complained he didn't feel well and was going to vomit in the car.

Our driver decided that in lieu of pulling over and opening either the window or the car door, he would draw a gun on the drunken passenger. The passenger was sober enough to contact the police, who proceeded to arrest the Uber driver for assault.

The driver claimed he pulled his gun because he feared for his life because the passenger threatened to stick something in his ear. In the end, the passenger got home and the driver went to jail. What a quid pro quo!

Until next time, be neighborly, be good and be safe.

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