Year-End Profile: Portland Officer Advocates Food Safety on Son's Behalf

Publication: The Oregonian

Author: Lynne Terry


01/01/2010 - Peter Hurley has always been a private man. Sure, he's patrolled the streets as a Portland policeman, arresting his share of suspects, but speak out publicly on a high-profile issue?

Never.

Then last January his 3-year-old son fell severely ill for 11 days after eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter crackers.

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"He speaks with a special degree of credibility," said Erik Olson, director of food safety at Pew Charitable Trusts, "because he knows what he's talking about when it comes to law enforcement."


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