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Oregon Trooper Shot at Traffic Stop, Saved by Vest

September 13, 2017  | 

An Oregon State Police trooper was shot Tuesday during a traffic stop near Creswell, according to Oregon State Police officials. 

The trooper is expected to survive, and a person of interest is in custody, said police spokeswoman Sgt. Yvette Shephard. 

The trooper was shot in the vest after attempting to stop a stolen vehicle about 1:20 p.m., Shephard said. 

The trooper fired back but didn't hit the suspect, Shephard told OregonLive.


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