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Police to beef up New Year patrol
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Police will conduct saturation patrols inside the city over the New Year holiday.
McMinnville Police will be conducting saturated patrols over the New Year holiday, dedicating their extra efforts to a couple who lost their lives to a drunk driver five years ago. The patrols will be dedicated in the memory of Jesse and Vada Elam who were killed July 7, 2008 in Morrison when they were struck and killed by a drunk driver as they returned home from watching their grandchild play ball. According to McMinnville Police Lt. Mark Mara, officers will be highly motivated to catch those who get behind the wheel while under the influence.