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Officer Kirk Robert Huffstetler | Portland Police Bureau, Oregon Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

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Kirk Robert Huffstetler

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch: Sunday, May 26, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Officer Kirk Huffstetler was killed in an automobile accident on Marine Drive while responding to apprehend a robbery suspect.

The suspect had called police from a cell phone to report he committed the robbery, but when officers arrived he was gone. The suspect called a second time and this call was tracked. Officer Huffstetler was responding with lights and sirens to where the suspect was tracked to when he either swerved to miss another car, or failed to negotiate a curve, causing his patrol car to strike a concrete barrier.

Officer Huffstetler had been employed with the Portland Police Bureau for 7 months, and had previously served with the Portland Public Schools Police Department for over 6 years. He is survived by his expectant wife and two children.

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I have had the honor of working with one of your dispatchers during my career, and attending the academy with one of PPBs finest that is now working in Franklin High where you once were. This year, I'll ride my bike in honor of you to the memorial during the Police Unity Tour. You've paid the ultimate sacrifice, and its our duty that you are remembered. God Bless your family and friends, we've got watch from here.

Officer Evan Kennedy
Sunriver Police Department
April 30, 2017

 

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