Police Officer Jason Alan Hoerauf

Police Officer Jason Alan Hoerauf

Albany Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, September 4, 2001

Jason Alan Hoerauf

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.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Hi Jason you don't know me, but we both bleed blue. I am a State Trooper in Southern Utah. I just met your father .... stopped for speeding , but don't worry he got a warning. But while speaking with him on the side of the road. He told me of you and spoke very highly of you. I wanted to let you know we have the watch from here. We will look over your loved ones. I will say a prayer for you and your family tonight. While my flag is sadly already at half staff, I will pause for you for a moment to remember you and the fallen Troopers and your family. You are NOT FORGOTTEN nor will you ever be.

we have the watch from here brother
rest easy

Trooper Matthew Pratt
Utah Highway Patrol

October 9, 2016

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