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Oregon Reserve Officer Dies After House Fire Shooting

November 05, 2013  | 

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Reserve Officer Robert Libke of the Oregon City (Ore.) Police Department succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day after responding to a house fire, reports ODMP.org.

As emergency crews arrived at the scene they were informed the occupant was armed. Officer Libke was one of the first officers on scene and confronted the man at gunpoint, ordering him to drop his gun. The 88-year-old subject instead opened fire with a revolver, striking Officer Libke in the head. Officer Libke was unable to return fire.

The subject stayed at the location and was later shot and killed by members of the SWAT Team.

Officer Libke was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in grave condition. He passed away the following day after being taken off of life support.

Officer Libke had served with the Oregon City Police Department for four years. He is survived by his expectant wife.

Tags: Officer Down, Reserve Officers, Oregon City PD, Officer Involved Shootings


Comments (2)

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Deputy Moose @ 11/6/2013 6:37 AM

RIP Brother.

Dan Magnane @ 11/6/2013 10:31 AM

The loss is so hard. I have been a reserve for over 36 yrs and I am a peer support team member. My prayers, thoughts and my heart are with the family, friends and all others effected by this loss. R.I.P. My brother

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