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Man Sentence for Attempting to Murder a Portland Police Officer

June 08, 2023 16:01

Today, June 8, 2023, Matthew Leahey was sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty to attempting to murder a Portland Police Officer. On June 5, 2023, Leahey pled guilty to Attempted Aggravated Murder (2 counts), Unlawful Use of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

“I want to thank our FIT members for continuing to do this dangerous but important work, and I’m grateful that they were all able to return home to their families despite this suspect’s actions,” said Deputy Chief Michael Frome. “Their victim impact statements were powerful, and I want to recognize them for what must have been challenging testimony. I would also like to thank the investigators and criminalists who worked tirelessly on this investigation.”


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On Friday, May 27, 2022, the suspect was released from the hospital. Matthew R. Leahey, 36, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on cha

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