Police officers by day serve as Ore. high school football officials by night

The two officers officiated their first-ever 6A championship game last week – with one officer making history

By Sarah Calams

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputy Jeana Fisher and Beaverton Police officer Steve Anderson serve to protect during the day and strive to make the right calls under Friday night lights.

The two officers officiated their first-ever 6A Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) state championship game last week, KPTV.com reported. And Fisher made Oregon history as the first woman to officiate a final in the state’s highest classification.

“The fact that I am the first female official to work a 6A championship game … I’ll never forget it,” Fisher said.

Anderson, who played football growing up, says that while there is yelling at officiants during games, he is able to keep his composure because of his policing career.

“Sometimes we are dealing with life or death … and this is a game … this is fun. I try not to let anyone get the best of me,” he said.

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