Reserve Officer Robert A. Libke

Reserve Officer Robert A. Libke

Oregon City Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Monday, November 4, 2013

Robert A. Libke

Reserve Officer Robert Libke succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day after responding to a house fire on Linn Avenue at approximately 1:00 pm.

As emergency crews arrived at the scene they were informed the occupant was armed. Officer Libke was one of the first officers on scene and confronted the man at gunpoint, ordering him to drop his gun. The 88-year-old subject instead opened fire with a revolver, striking Officer Libke in the head. Officer Libke was unable to return fire.

The subject committed suicide at the location a short time later.

Officer Libke was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in grave condition. He passed away the following day after being taken off of life support.

Officer Libke had served with the Oregon City Police Department for four years. He is survived by his expectant wife.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 51035

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 3, 2013
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Still in our Hearts and Thoughts on this day, the 5 year anniversary of the day you were taken from us. God Bless your family, your brother's and sister's of your department.

Officer Skip Baker Port of Portland Poli
Port of Portland Police (OR)

November 5, 2018

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