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Dear Scott:

Thank you for your help at Beaverton, Oregon, as I seek a second-term as the 43rd President of the United States. With your support, we are laying the groundwork for a strong nationwide effort as we face a close election this year.

For the past three-and-a-half years, my administration has set clear objectives and provided steady leadership despite adversity, challenge, and historic change in America. There is no doubt where this administration stands on our Nation’s priorities and Vice President Cheney and I are ready with a positive and hopeful agenda to lead America forward for another four years.

I am looking forward to this campaign and I am going to give it my all. I am counting on people like you to do the same.

Again, your support means a lot to Laura and me.

On to victory!

Sincerely,

George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States of America

Scott R. Castleman,

On February 18, 1998, you developed information regarding a large shoplifting operation in the downtown area of Portland. After reviewing the information you provided, a large undercover operation was started which lasted several months. The investigation centered on small downtown grocery stores whose owners and or employees purchases items they knew were stolen. Some of the businesses would provide the shoplifters with a shopping list of items they wanted stolen. The information you provided and the following investigation resulted in the arrest of 11 suspects, 141 indictments and the closure of 8 grocery stores for trafficking stolen property.

Mr. Castleman please accept this belated Letter of Appreciation for your work in the investigation and my thanks for assisting the Portland Police Bureau in making Portland a safer city.

Sincerely,

Larry Findling

Commander – Central Precinct Portland Police Bureau

Dear Scott:

Thank you for your cooperation with the Portland Police Bureau in curtailing a shoplifting ring in 1998.

I appreciate you volunteering your time and your expertise to assist the Bureau. The City of Portland is a better place because of your work with the PPB.

With warm regards,

Vera Katz

Mayor – City of Portland