|Marion County Tax Assessor Commits Suicide|
Story by Mark Judeth - The Oregon Herald
|Published on Wednesday March 23, 2011 - 8:18 AM|
54-year-old Richard Kreitzer was serving his second term as assessor. A friend called police just after 6 PM yesterday. The friend said he talked with Kreitzer earlier in the evening and became concerned when he couldn't find Kreitzer.
Deputies found Kreitzer's body in the backyard and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Chief Deputy Assessor Shawn Beaton has assumed responsibility for the assessor's office until futher notice, a county official said.