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The association’s board announced Thursday night it had voted unanimously to drop former Milwaukee County, Wis. Sheriff David Clarke as one of its speakers, noting his “politics have caused a number of Oregonians to reach out” urging the group to do just that.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

In the face of heated criticism, the Oregon School Resource Officers Association has voted to cancel next month’s appearance of David A. Clarke, a controversial former sheriff from Wisconsin who had been set to speak at its annual conference.