Update: The suspect who shot Portland Police Officer John Romero on March 12, 2014, has been identified as 49-year-old Kelly Vern Swoboda.
Original Message Below
On March 12, 2014, around 4 p.m. in the afternoon, Portland Police Officer John Romero, an 8-year veteran assigned to the Youth Services Division, and Central Precinct Officers Sze Lai, a 22-year veteran and Edgar Mitchell, a 9-year veteran, were in the Hillsdale area, near the Hillsdale Library, looking for a suspicious male driving a van.
Central Precinct and the Youth Services Division had taken reports of a suspicious male driving a green van in the area of Wilson High School. In response to these reports, officers were providing extra patrol in the area, and had been working with area s