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Bowe, Bright
Bowe & Associates LLC
PO Box 6229
Kennewick, WA 99336
Specialties: Child Custody, Criminal & Civil Investigations, Domestics, Surveillance, Insurance Investigations, Workers Compensation, Photo & Video


ostmeyerLt. Col. Paul A. Oostmeyer, 88, a former CIA Officer, died on August 28, 2015, in Sammamish, WA. He was born in Chicago, IL, in 1926.  Oostmeyer loved his Country and joined the Army after high school to serve in the Korean War. He served eight years Active Duty as a Military Policeman, five years enlisted service, three years commissioned, before becoming a Military Intelligence Officer in the Army Reserves. Graduating from the University of Chicago in 1962 with a degree in Oriental Languages and Literature, with a major in Chinese, Oostmeyer received the National Defense Foreign Fellowship in Chinese during academic years 1960-61 and 1961-62.  After graduation, he was hired by the CIA and continued his Army career in the Reserves. Oostmeyer managed foreign intelligence operations including counterintelligence activities in Southeast Asia.  Projects included operational flight activity over active combat zones aboard Air America aircraft, observing ground front area activities as part of small (2-3 man) teams, and, in 1968, Oostmeyer was detailed to SAVA – Special Assistant for Vietnamese Affairs. There he worked directly under the supervision of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence – Department of the Army.  During his extensive military career, he completed numerous schools and courses to include, but not limited to, Officer Candidate School (Ft. Benning, GA), Intelligence Officer School, the Special Forces Q-Course, and the Army Glider School.  Oostmeyer retired in 1975 from both the CIA and Army Reserves. He then transitioned into the private sector where he utilized both his extensive knowledge in gathering intelligence and his passion for the English language to mark a successful trail of professional accomplishments. Oostmeyer created a marketing intelligence center for General Dynamics, was Assistant to the Dean of Faculty at Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA), conducted internal loss control and loss prevention at Naval Station Puget Sound, and was a licensed private investigator in California and Washington State.  Oostmeyer was a Life Member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), California Association of Licensed Inspectors (CALI), and Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators (PNAI), in addition to being a Past President of PNAI. He was also known to keep editors at the local papers, Seattle Times, Sammamish Reporter, and Issaquah Press, on their toes with his frequent contributions to their pages.  Oostmeyer was an officer, a gentleman, and a true patriot, wanting the best for his country he had defended. He was predeceased by his Son, Robert Oostmeyer and is survived by his wife, Ursula Geiger; Grandson, Wade Bergreen; Daughter, Katherine Bergreen; and Stepsons, Roger Chewning and Loren Chewning.

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Gene Wallace Robertson died November 6, 2009 surrounded by his loving family.

Gene was born November 19, 1939 to Bruce and Ann Robertson. Gene graduated from Puyallup High School, then joined the Army where he served as a photographer in Korea. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington. Gene then joined the U.S. Treasury Department -Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) where he served as a Special Agent. He retired after 20 years of service.

In 1992 Gene and his wife Linda started The Robertson Group, a private investigation company specializing in video surveillance. Gene was a nationally recognized expert in the field of photography and video surveillance and member of several professional associations.

Gene was known as a man of the highest integrity. Gene was also known for his good sense of humor and as a great storyteller. He was a valuable and loyal friend and will be missed by many.