Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Lee Shoop

Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Lee Shoop

Clackamas County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch Saturday, November 7, 1981

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Jimmy Lee Shoop

Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Shoop was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver.

On November 7, 1981 Clackamas County Deputy Jim Shoop and his wife, Oregon State Police Trooper Vicki Shoop, were working the same patrol area on night shift. Deputy Shoop was en route to assist Trooper Shoop at a traffic accident when his patrol car was hit broadside at an intersection by a 19-year-old female who was driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.

Trooper Shoop was still searching for the first car crash when she discovered Deputy Shoop's patrol car wrapped around a telephone pole. He was critically injured and died a short time later at the hospital.

The defendant's charges were plea bargained and she was placed on probation.

Deputy Shoop had previously served with the Estacada Police Department. He was survived by his wife, three stepchildren, three biological children, his mother, and his twin sister.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender No charges filed

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I was 12 years old in 1981. My Dad, Deputy Flint, worked with Deputy Shoop. I remember, as if it were yesterday, when my Dad came home and shared the horrible news with my mom; they both wept. The pain was palpable, and at that very moment, as a 12 year old girl, I understood, really understood, what the LEO family was. As I walk through my shift, as a Deputy myself now, I often reflect on that moment, and I take a second to remember, and think of the family, both blood and blue (or deputy brown, if you will) that we are part of. It took me a few years, Deputy Shoop, but rest easy, Sir; I, along with many others, have your watch.
Much love your direction,
~Wayne's daughter

Deputy Darci Flint
Laramie County Sheriff's Department

June 21, 2015

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