Officer Down Incident Unfolds | Dallas, Oregon

Updated 2200 PST

Incident Summary

Around 5:45 PM PST three Dallas Police Officers were dispatched to make contact with an adult male in the Dallas Walmart parking lot on a DUI stop.  As they were investigating, the incident escalated with the suspect one of the Officers in the leg.

The Officer returned fire killing the suspect, who was reportedly causing life-threatening actions against Officers.

The Officer has a GSW to the leg and is said to be okay and will recover. We are thankful for great news but he will have a long period of physical and mental health healing time needed.

Investigation Continues

Oregon State Police will take lead on this OIS incident along with additional Agencies assisting:  Grande Ronde Tribal Police, Polk County Sheriff Office, Monmouth Police Department, Independence Police Department, Salem Police Department and Dallas Fire and EMS.

Please Pray

Please pray for our Law Enforcement and First Responders as they respond to these violent incidents lately becoming one of many angry people a target. Because they feel that one has done them wrong, they target “all” First Responders.

We hope and pray that culture will change and help save even more lives. Changing them one-at-a-time is all we can offer up.

Tonight, we ask that you keep the DPD Officer and his Family in your Thoughts and Prayers tonight and for those who will continue the good fight long after this incident.

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