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Oregon Homicide Investigators Association

The Relentless Pursuit of Justice

OHIA Executive Board of Directors


Special Agent in Charge Rich Austria

Rich Austria has been in law enforcement for 40 years. He spent the first 9 years of his career with the Honolulu Police Department in Hawaii from 1982-1991. He was hired by the Portland Police Bureau in 1991. He was then promoted to Sergeant in 1998. From 2000 to 2006, he worked as a Homicide Detective. He was briefly transferred as Sergeant in charge of the Sexual Assault Detail. After one year in the Sexual Assault Detail, Rich was given the opportunity to transfer back to Homicide where he served until his retirement from PPB in October 2016. He then began a new career with the Oregon Department of Justice as a Special Agent in Charge (SAC). 

SAC Austria has been a member of OHIA since its inception in 2009. He has been a member of the OHIA Advisory Board and has served on the Executive Board of Directors as the Vice President. SAC Austria was elected OHIA's President in 2014. 

You may contact SAC Austria by e-mail at [email protected]

Vice President:

Lieutenant Brad O'Dell

Lieutenant Brad O'Dell has been with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office since 2006. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from California Coast University. 

Lieutenant O'Dell’s prior assignments have included Patrol Deputy, Medicolegal Death Investigator, Major Crimes Detective, Corporal, and Sergeant.  

Lieutenant O'Dell has been active with the association as an Advisory Board Member since 2012. He was elected as OHIA's Vice President in 2021.

You may contact Lieutenant O'Dell by email at [email protected]


Analyst Jill Hatten

Coming Soon!

You may contact Jill at [email protected] 


DDA Shannon Sullivan

Coming Soon!

You may contact DDA Sullivan at [email protected]

OHIA Advisory Board


Lieutenant Jeff Proulx

Oregon State Police - Central Point

Position 2

Sergeant Brad Robertson

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Position 3

Deputy District Attorney Nathan Vasquez

Multnomah County District Attorney's Office

Position 4

Detective Crystal Hill

Milwaukie Police Department

Position 5

Detective Aaron Turnage

Gresham Police Department

Position 6

Sergeant Travis Hill

Gladstone Police Department

Position 7

Detective Gabe Burchfiel

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Position 8

Detective Steve Hunter

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Position 9

Detective Jon Baglietto

Medford Police Department

Position 10

District Attorney Jeff Auxier

Columbia County District Attorney's Office