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Senior Trooper William Robert Hakim | Oregon State Police, Oregon Oregon State Police, Oregon

Senior Trooper

William Robert Hakim

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch: Friday, December 12, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 11 years, 5 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Bomb

Weapon: Explosives; Bomb

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Senior Trooper Bill Hakim and Captain Tom Tennant, of the Woodburn Police Department, were killed when a bomb detonated as they examined the device at a bank branch in the 2500 block of Oregon 214.

A bomb threat had been called into a local bank earlier in the day, but the device was determined not to pose a threat. Later in the day a second bomb threat was made to a neighboring bank. A bank employee discovered a suspicious object in the bushes outside of the bank. At some point after officers responded to the scene, the device was moved inside the bank.

As Trooper Hakim, Captain Tennant, and the Woodburn police chief examined the device it detonated, fatally injuring Trooper Hakim and Captain Tennant. The police chief was critically injured.

Both suspects, a father and son team, were apprehended, convicted, and sentenced to death.

Trooper Hakim was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Oregon State Police for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Captain Thomas Paul Tennant
Woodburn Police Department, Oregon
End of Watch: Friday, December 12, 2008
Cause: Bomb

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Thinking of you today, Bill; your sense of humor, your great outlook on things, and your willingness to put yourself in harm's way when a lesser man would flee.

It breaks my heart that our illustrious Governor John Kitzhaber(and CINC of OSP) has put a moratorium against executions for "as long as I'm in office". Hopefully our next election will put a person in office who has one tenth of your backbone and will carry out the death sentences of the scumbags Bruce and Josh Turnige that caused your and Capt. Tennant's deaths.

Rest easy buddy. We won't ever forget you or Capt. Tennant.

Sr. Trooper (Ret.)
Oregon State Police
December 12, 2013


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