Officer Kirk Robert Huffstetler

Officer Kirk Robert Huffstetler

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch Sunday, May 26, 2002

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Kirk Robert Huffstetler

Officer Kirk Huffstetler was killed in an automobile crash on Marine Drive near the Columbia-Edgewater Country Club 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 his patrol car struck a concrete barrier.

The subject was later apprehended.

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


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, robbery

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Jimmy retired last month. I had to work and couldn't go to his party. Holly sent me some videos. I wish I had been there with them. Annette still as cute as a bugs ear and Taylor and Josh all grown up. Gosh I'm old! I miss you Kirk but that's the update. No naked snow angels this year. Although it was a close one. Dang snow.

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