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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Adam12, Nov 4, 2013.
I am amazed this hasn't come up until now. Am I missing the thread?
Got me, I see a lot of dead cops pics online but none with that name
Sad and senseless.
The details have been pretty sparse until tonights news.
That was senseless. He was a reserve officer I believe.
Oregon City shooting: Officer Robert Libke dies from gunshot wounds | OregonLive.com
Absolute senseless loss to his family!
This is close to home in more ways than one. Our prayers are going out to his family.
Procession cruised by my business today. Very a moving.
Makes you wonder...? Prayers for the family. R.I.P. Officer Libke.
"He Answered The Call"
Today in the sun, I bid him farewell
A man, a hero, I never knew well
Like many before him, who answered the call
Wearing a badge, he was destined to fall
Though by choice a long life and a happy old age
Would he have chosen, had he written the page
But the office he chose never promised long life
Just half of his salary, for his child and his wife
He went without fear, into the darkness of night
Bringing comfort to some, to some others light
Easing their pain and calming their fears
He did his duty, never asking for cheers
A husband, a cop, he answered the call
We bid him farewell for he gave his all
Sergeant ~ Norfolk (VA) Police Department
Prayers to his family.
He was the first police officer in nearly 100 yrs to lose their life in Oregon City.
This sounds like an intentional ambush. Light a fire, shoot a cop! Unless my memory is at fault, wasn't there an almost identical incident back east at the time of Sandy Hook?
RIP Officer Libke. Bless his family.
I would think so but the shooter was a 88 year old man. Really makes you wonder though of the why.
2nd that, and to him also. Everyone close to him.
Lawrence Cambra fought with girlfriend shortly before fire, fatal confrontation
Oregon City shooting: Lawrence Cambra fought with girlfriend shortly before fire, fatal confrontation | OregonLive.com
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There is a website that you can donate to the family.
My thoughts are, will his wife and kids get any benefits since he was a volunteer as a reservist and not actually employed by Oregon City ?
The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation (OFBF) was founded in the spring of 2011 by several Oregon law-enforcement honor-guard commanders and coordinators. It provides support for the planning and execution of law-enforcement memorial services throughout the state in order to ensure fallen officers are given the full honors to which they are entitled.
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I don't know why but i feel like it's worse that he was a reserve. I've looked closely into becoming one and what you have to go through and what you get, on top of still doing your own job, seems even more of a waste somehow.
Seems the old guy went off his rails, here's more info
Oregon City shooting: Lawrence Cambra died from suicide, not officers' bullets | OregonLive.com
ANNOUNCEMENT: CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE FOR FALLEN OREGON CITY POLICE RESERVE OFFICER ROBERT LIBKE
News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 7th, 2013 11:23 AM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-11/1002/69033/Officer_Robert_Libke.jpg
The following details are being released regarding the Celebration of Life for fallen Oregon City Police Reserve Officer Robert Libke:
Thursday, November 14, 2013,at 1:00 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
300 N. Winning Way
Portland, Oregon 97222
The service is open to the public.
Additional details including law enforcement staging, procession, parking, seating and other important details will be provided in future news releases and may also be found at:
Oregon City Police Department website at http://www.orcity.org/police
Oregon City Police Department's FlashAlert newsfeed Oregon City Police Dept. news via FlashAlert.Net
Oregon City Police Department Twitter @OCPolice
Oregon City Police Department Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OCPolice
Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation Facebook https://www.facebook.com/oregonfallenbadge
The Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation has set up a donation fund at Clackamas Federal Credit Union to help Officer Libke's family. For details, click here: Oregon City Officer Robert Libke Fund - The Clackamas County Peace Officers? Benevolent Foundation
The Robert Libke Celebration of Life service is being organized with the help of the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation (OFBF). Founded in the spring of 2011 by several Oregon law-enforcement honor-guard commanders and coordinators, the non-profit organization provides support for the planning and execution of law-enforcement memorial services throughout the state in order to ensure fallen officers are given the full honors to which they are entitled. Anyone wishing to donate to help support and offset the costs of the memorial service may do so at this time on the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation website at Support Us!.
NOTE: Media representatives planning on attending the memorial service are asked to send an email by Tuesday, November 12, to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information and guidelines to assist media will be provided at a later date.
found this clip of the incident