Reserve Deputy Sheriff Mark Alan Whitehead

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Mark Alan Whitehead

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, February 26, 1993

Mark Alan Whitehead

Reserve Deputy Mark Whitehead and Reserve Sergeant Scott Collins were killed when their patrol car was struck by a drunk driver on I-84, just east of 181st Street.

The drunk driver was travelling in the opposite direction when he lost control of his car at an estimated 105 mph. The vehicle went airborne, crossed over the center divider, and sheared off the top of the patrol car. Both deputies and the other driver, who had a BAC three times the legal limit, were killed instantly.

The two deputies were the first reserve officers to be killed in the line duty from their agency.

Reserve Deputy Whitehead had served with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office for 1.5 years. He is survived by his parents and a brother.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Killed in incident

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Mark 24 years have passed I wish somehow I could have fully understood what my father was saying when he told me to "Don't rush things son before you know it a life time will have passed" time has not given away to our friendship. You and Scott will always be remembered thank you for your friendship and for your service.


February 23, 2017

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