Statement From Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Regarding Assault Against Off-Duty Fire Lieutenant

Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue

January 19, 2020 17:35


"Yesterday, January 18th, an off- duty Portland Fire & Rescue Lieutenant was assaulted with a knife while at a local restaurant in SW Portland. The fire lieutenant suffered non-life-threatening lacerations to the upper body from an unknown person in an unprovoked attack.

Portland Fire & Rescue would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the agencies who responded to the scene including American Medical Response, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Fire & Rescue Station #3, and to the staff at Emanuel Hospital. The promptness, collaboration, and professionalism of all these agencies proved a positive outcome for our fire lieutenant.

Portland Police Bureau is currently investigating the assault; therefore, we will not be releasing any further information regarding the incident. Portland Fire & Rescue would like to respect the privacy of our lieutenant and their family as the lieutenant recovers from the injuries and emotional trauma of the event.

We request that our media partners also respect the privacy of our member and their family."

-Chief Sara Boone


*Please see the following release from our partners at Portland Police and reach out to them if you have any information that may be helpful in their investigation. 


Link:Portland Police Press Release