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Ore. Cop Killer's Release Rescinded

June 06, 2013  | 

An ex-logger convicted of fatally bludgeoning a John Day (Ore.) Police officer two decades ago won't be paroled on Friday, after the state's parole board reversed its decision.

The Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision on Tuesday cancelled the June 7 release of 53-year-old Sidney Dean Porter. The board will hold a new hearing for Porter in September.

The reversal came a week after prosecutors, police and lawmakers gathered in Salem to challenge the board's February decision to grant Porter's parole, reports the Oregonian.

Gov. John Kitzhaber's office released a letter he sent Monday to Kristin Winges-Yanez, chair of the parole board, asking members "to vacate your ruling and set a new hearing to determine whether or not Mr. Porter should be released from custody."

Comments (14)

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J.Brown @ 6/6/2013 4:42 PM

Personal opinion. Anyone killing an officer, especially on duty, should get natural life, period. There is no call for such activity.

R.Dawson @ 6/6/2013 4:46 PM

^ Anyone killing anyone should get natural life

crispianranger @ 6/6/2013 6:26 PM

Years ago in England, (when I was a young copper), despite not using the death penalty for murderers, they still had the death penalty for anyone who killed a policeman or a prison officer. Unfortunately thats also fallen away, but for a time it was one of the only defences we had. Its a pity its not universal for cop killers!

BC @ 6/6/2013 7:10 PM

Bring back the DEATH PENALTY

Morning Eagle @ 6/6/2013 11:44 PM

Good for the governor to step up but WHY should another hearing even be considered? There should be no question that he must serve out his sentence and die in prison. The death penalty should be imposed on anyone that intentionally kills any law enforcement officer.

SSG Becker @ 6/7/2013 1:54 AM

Well, we still kill 'em in Texas. Our citizens still carry guns. As a matter of fact, Harris County (Houston) sends more murderers to "death row" than any other jurisdiction in the U.S.. This is because unlike much of the more liberal parts of the world, we don't put up with killing the wrong people down here.

John Layman @ 6/7/2013 4:04 AM

Thank you, Governor! Let's hope that people don't drop the ball on the next hearing. Porter should stay behind bars until they have to carry him to the morgue! We're watching out for you, Frank! :)

Greg @ 6/7/2013 6:09 AM

Sometimes, better shooting would solve a lot of problems...e.g. the black muslim scum who killed the troop in England who were only shot and we get to have a trial, they're victims, lots of propoganda for their religion of peace etc....same with Major Hassan...if they just shot better and for effect we wouldn't have his muslim terrorism labled "workplace violence" by another criminal.

John J @ 6/7/2013 6:17 AM

Morning Eagle/CrispianRanger/JBrown: I agree w/R.Dawson (thank you RD), it should be ANYONE that kills ANYONE - Not just LEO's or Prison Guards. Every person's life is important to their family/friends. SSG Becker: Hows the song go... "God Bless Texas!" I wish they would reinstate the Death Penalty for these sort of crimes instead of us paying for them to "rest in bed, get fed, get free medical/elec/heat/water, etc" while we foot the bill. The only "justifiable reason" to take someone's life (to me) is if you're defending yourself, a child, or another human being, to save them/yourself from immediate harm.
No offense to anyone: Everyone is entitled to their opinion and they
have the right to express it, politely without name calling, insults,
etc. READERS: please keep it civil, no one is an "idiot, stupid, etc."
just because they don't agree with your opinion.

s.s. @ 6/7/2013 6:38 AM

Just the fact that they even considered it is still f**ken amazing. Are these people on the parole board STUPID and irresponsible or what? There is NO excuse for this P.O.S. to even be considered to be released on parole.

[email protected] @ 6/7/2013 7:48 PM

John J., I agree with your statement and with your plea, even though I have used the term "moronic" when referring to some of our appointed leaders (?). I will try and refrain from using that desciptive word. Thank You for a bit of logic. Blues, Stay Safe.

plato's playdough @ 6/8/2013 5:09 AM

In reference to John J.. I just hate it when stupid idiots don't agree with my opinion :p

Troop @ 6/9/2013 2:46 AM

The left coast in action. His mommy said he is a great guy so let him out. Dumb.

Nichole @ 6/10/2013 3:24 AM

Good call. There is no reason why this guy should be let out with plenty of his life left to live. Cold-blooded murder is cold-blooded murder. You don't get a pass for that.

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