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Cold Case Squad

Meet Our Cold Case Detectives
Douglas County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Squad
1036 SE Douglas Avenue
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
(541) 440-4446
FAX: (541) 957-2088
Al Olson
Al Olson

In 1966, Al started working for the Irwindale Police Department in California. In 1970, Al went to work for the Laguna Beach Police department, where he worked in patrol and detectives. Al was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and then was Lieutenant of detectives. Al was also the Chief of Police in Morro Bay and Pacifica, California. He has a BA in Public Administration.

Syd Boyle
Syd Boyle

Syd began his law enforcement career in 1962 when he began working with the Watsonville Police Department in California. During Syd’s 26 year career, he also worked for the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office and the Turlock Police Department.

Throughout his career, Syd has worked in the patrol, juvenile, and detective divisions. Syd has investigated over 100 homicides in his career. He has had training at the FBI Academy for crime scenes and fingerprints.

Lee Tyler
Lee Tyler

After serving in the United States Air Force for five years, Lee became a reserve police officer with the Pacifica California Police Department in 1973. Lee joined the department full-time in 1974, and spent the next twelve years working as a police officer.

In 1986, Lee took a position with the San Francisco District Attorney's Office as a Criminal Investigator. In 1989, Lee rejoined the Pacifica Police Department, working as a police officer and corporal until his retirement in 1994.

Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson

Rick served four years with the US Air Force, including a tour in Vietnam. After separating from the service in 1973, Rick began his career as a Deputy Sheriff for the San Diego Sheriff's Department in California. Rick's assignments included detentions, patrol, area detective, recruiter and the crime lab with specialized training in fingerprint identification, field evidence and firearms identification. Rick was involved with the first operational AFIS unit in California in 1986.

Rick transferred to the District Attorney’s Office after 17 years with the Sheriff's Department. Rick's assignments included Pre-trial Investigations, Major Violators and Fraud units. Rick retired from law enforcement after 33 years of service. In 2008, Rick and his wife moved to beautiful Roseburg Oregon.


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