Sergeant James Dallas Rector

Sergeant James Dallas Rector

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, September 2, 1997

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James Dallas Rector

Sergeant Rector and Trooper Scott Lyons were killed in Gilchrist after being involved in a traffic accident. The two officers were assisting another officer at the scene of an accident involving a drunk driver when their marked sport utility vehicle was struck by a wood-chipping truck. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. Sergeant Rector was scheduled to be off duty that day but volunteered to assist other troopers during an annual event in the area. He is survived by his wife and two grown children. The driver of the truck was not injured.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Sgt. Rector,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Trooper who was also killed in that accident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Oregon. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 2, 2017

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