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Police Officer Jason Alan Hoerauf | Albany Police Department, Oregon Albany Police Department, Oregon

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Jason Alan Hoerauf

Albany Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 4, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 10 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Officer Jason Hoerauf and Trooper Maria Mignano, of the Oregon State Police, were struck and killed by the driver of a vehicle at approximately 1900 hours, while assisting the family of a disabled van on I-5 near Portland.

Officer Hoerauf was on an off-duty ride along with another trooper when the two stopped to assist the van. While on the scene, Trooper Mignano stopped to assist as well. While the three officers were standing on the right side of the van, which was parked on the right shoulder, a pickup truck suddenly swerved across a lane of traffic. The pickup struck the right rear of Trooper Mignano's cruiser, traveled along the other two vehicles, and struck all three officers. The driver of the vehicle was driving on a suspended license at the time.

Trooper Mignano and Officer Hoerauf succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The third trooper was flown to a local hospital in extremely critical condition.

In December 2001, the man pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide, and on a plea bargain, was sentenced to two days in jail and three years of probation.

Officer Hoerauf had been employed with the Albany Police Department for ten months. He is survived by his 3-month-old daughter.

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Senior Trooper Maria Mignano
Oregon State Police, Oregon
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 4, 2001
Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Hi Jason, You are missed by your blue family like would would never know. I miss you catching the softball at first base like you did so many times over the years. I pretty much quit playing after you died because it just was not the same any more, we played so many games over the years due to our dad's being on the same team and growing up playing on the sidelines and eventually with them on the field when we were old enough.

I had just been excepted as a Reserve Officer for APD when you were killed. I so much wanted to ride with you and be by your side at APD, it was not to be. God had more important plans for you in heaven. I was reading the reflections on these pages and I was crying, you touched the lives of so many people while on earth.

You are Missed Brother,

Deputy Jerry Williams
Benton County Sheriff's Office
August 10, 2015


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