Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Reserve officer killed in Oregon

Ofc. Robert Libke
Robert Libke, 41, a reserve police officer in Oregon City, Oregon, was killed on Sunday, November 3, when another (but full-time) officer and he rolled up to a house-fire call. It looks to me like it was probably an ambush.

Should you feel so inclined, donations can be made. A memorial fund for Libke has been set up, and donations may be made to the Officer Robert Libke Fund through

Clackamas Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 2020
Oregon City, OR 97045


Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation
P.O. Box 426
Oregon City, OR 97045

Reserve officers face the same risks that full-time officers do, whether police officers or deputy sheriffs. I know. I was one. From about 1973 until 1981 I was a reserve deputy sheriff in the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department, then in Littleton, Colo. As Ofc. Libke did, we bought our own uniforms and weapons, paid our own dry-cleaning bills, spent our own money to go to meetings.

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