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Portland Fire Helps to Honor Portland Police Officers Lost in the Line of Duty

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May 16, 2012 -- Yesterday afternoon, Portland Police Chief Michael Reese joined members of the Portland Police Bureau, other local police, fire, and public safety agencies, and the community in a ceremony honoring Portland Police Officers who have died in the line of duty.

Held at the Police Memorial located in Waterfront Park near the south end of the Hawthorne Bridge, the annual ceremony honored 29 fallen police officers. Over the next year, three of the officers on the list will have their names added to the Police Bureau's memorial wall at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Read more about the fallen police officers here

Below is a complete list of the fallen Portland officers honored during the memorial:

Thomas G. O’Connor - August 29, 1867 - Gunshot

Charles F. Schoppe - June 13, 1874 - Gunshot

Samuel S. Young - September 23, 1908 - Gunshot

Albert W. Moe - January 9, 1914 - Gunshot

James R. White - November 17, 1914 - Directing traffic

Ralph H. Stahl - January 27, 1915 - Gunshot

James C. Gill - November 30, 1915 - Gunshot

John J. McCarthy - July 21, 1916 - Vehicle accident

Glenn Litzenberg - April 19, 1918 - Motorcycle accident

Jerome Palmer - November 17, 1920 - Gunshot

James Wright - 1921 - Pneumonia

Robert E. Drake - October 11, 1930 - Fall from building

Charles M. White - June 30, 1934 - Struggle during arrest

Phillip R. Johnson - May 9, 1941 - Gunshot

Charles E. Vincent - March 22, 1942 - Directing traffic

James A. Hines - November 4, 1945 - Directing traffic

Gilbert Horton - December 23, 1946 - Heart attack

Roy E. Mizner - February 18, 1956 - Vehicle accident

Vernon J. Stroeder - February 18, 1956 - Vehicle accident

Roger L. Davies - April 18, 1961 - Motorcycle accident

Robert P. Murray - May 2, 1962 - Motorcycle accident

Robert R. Ferron, Jr. - May 23, 1964 - Vehicle accident

Stephen M. Owens - September 23, 1973 - Vehicle accident

Dennis A. Darden - August 9, 1974 - Gunshot

David W. Crowther - December 27, 1979 - Gunshot

Stanley D. Pounds - July 18, 1984 - Vehicle accident

Thomas L. Jefferies - July 21, 1997 - Gunshot

Colleen A. Waibel - January 27, 1998 - Gunshot

Kirk R. Huffstetler - May 26, 2002 - Vehicle accident

To conclude the ceremony, Portland Fire & Rescue's Fireboat David Campbell delivered a red, white, and blue aerial water display.

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