Officer Goodrich making sure the Back to the Future Delorean keeps it under 88 mph during the Starlight Parade.
Chief Danielle Outlaw and Mayor Ted Wheeler presented the Portland Police Bureau's Civilian Medal--Heroism to Keanon Lowe today at a special ceremony at Parkrose High School. Mr. Lowe quickly acted on May 17, 2019, when a student brought a gun to school, wrestling the suspect to the ground. The Civilian Medal of Heroism is the highest civlian award the Police Bureau can bestow.
On May 19, 2019 at 1:55 A.M., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard north of Southeast Tacoma Street in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood. At 2:23 A.M., while the officers were outside of their patrol vehicle, a vehicle traveling northbound on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard crashed into the back of the patrol vehicle. The impact sent the police vehicle forward, hitting two officers. Both officers and the driver of the involved vehicle were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The officers were treated and released from the hospital. One officer was injured in the arm and the other in the leg. The suspect in the assault was knocked to the ground but did not appear to be injured. After conducting an investigation, the PPB Traffic Division determined that a black 2004 Cadillac being driven by George J. Goines, Jr., 41, hit the left rear corner of one of two police vehicles stopped on the right side of the road. At the time of the crash, both police vehicles' emergency overhead lights were activated. The impact tore off the left rear wheel of the police vehicle and caused the Cadillac to spin most of the way around. Traffic officers issued a citation to Goines for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, and Assault in the Fourth Degree. We have an increasing amount of officers being injured due to impaired driving, said Chief Danielle Outlaw. I am thankful the officer was not more seriously hurt. Thank you to the members of our Traffic Division who work tirelessly to investigate these serious crashes. Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies or transit so everyone is safe on our streets. The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.
When Officer Ensley saw Sea Salt and his human walking around downtown Portland, she just had meet the little guy.
Let’s do this!! #GoBlazers
Officer Gervais, from Central Precinct, handed out stickers to some funny kids in Southwest Portland.
Sergeant Matt Engen and his new K9 partner Sem graduated from the Transportation Security Administration Explosive Detection Canine Handler Course. K9 Sem is a 20 month old purebred male Belgian Malinois. Sergeant Engen is a 24 year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau and has been assigned to the Transit Division for nearly 9 years. ⠀ ⠀ Sergeant Engen and K9 Sem trained together for 12 weeks at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)- Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. K9 Sem is trained to detect and alert on explosives odor. Upon graduation, Sergeant Engen was awarded the Top Dog handler award for his outstanding achievement while attending the course. ⠀ ⠀ Sergeant Engen and K9 Sem will work daily to ensure the safety of the Trimet mass transportation system. Along with proactively patrolling the area's buses and trains, they will be available to respond to special events and dignitary visits. ⠀ ⠀ K9 Sem will live with Sergeant Engen.
Officers Saunders and Ceaser recently attended Jefferson and De La Salle High School proms.
Despite the rain, today's Portland Police Memorial Ceremony was a wonderful tribute to our 29 fallen officers and 2 canines. Thank you to @tedwheelerpdx, @pdxfirerescue, @portlandpolicecadets, and the Portland Police Honor Guard for helping us honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
A photo from last weekend when Ofc. Hughes watched a little girl while her partner helped the girl's parents find the bus they needed to get home.