Senior Trooper William Robert Hakim

Senior Trooper William Robert Hakim

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, December 12, 2008

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William Robert Hakim

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.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 11 years, 5 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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It was my high school and college years that I knew Bill. At that time, I used to ref middle school soccer for youth leagues in Salem. I will always remember his volunteerism with organized sports. Bill often coached multiple soccer teams and it was always in the parts of the community that needed him most. He connected with players and families in ways that continue to inspire me today. Rest easy Coach.

Angel Francisco Ochoa
School Teacher

December 10, 2021

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