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.


  • 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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I met officer Libke a couple years before his death. His kindness and friendly demeanor overwhelmed us as he gave us directions in downtown OC. My house is a block away from the location that he was shot... I will never forget that night. Emergency lights everywhere, our neighborhood was on lockdown. It will always haunt me, seeing that burning house as we drove home. Rest well, you are missed and remembered by everyone in the state of Oregon.

Citizen of Oregon City Logan Washburn

November 18, 2017

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