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Three Names to be Added to Oregon's Law Enforcement Memorial Wall During May 5th Ceremony
Eriks Gabliks, Director
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Office: (503) 378-2332

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Each year, Oregon law enforcement joins family, friends and community members in Salem to remember and honor the brave men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty. The Police Memorial Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Highway in southeast Salem. The public is invited to attend and honor in remembrance those who serve to protect our communities.
"The memorial wall is a reminder of the courage and dedication our public safety officers show every day in communities across Oregon," said Governor John Kitzhaber.
On May 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. the following three names will be added to Oregon's memorial wall with the names of 169 other fallen Oregon law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty since the 1880s:
City of Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter
Chief Painter died in the line of duty when he was shot on the morning of January 5, 2011 while investigating a disturbance at a car audio shop. A struggle ensued during which Chief Painter was fatally wounded by the suspect. Chief Painter was a member of the Rainier Police Department for over 21 years, having served in a number of roles until he was promoted to Chief in 2006.
Independence Police Officer Roger Lloyd
Officer Lloyd was involved in an on-duty incident August 30, 2006 in which a suspect intentionally rammed his patrol car, and then resisted arrest. As a result of this incident, Officer Lloyd was medically determined to be permanently and totally disabled. Officer Lloyd was hired by the Independence Police Department on January 8, 2001. In 2007, Officer Lloyd was presented with the Purple Heart by the Oregon Peace Officers Association. He passed away from his line of duty injuries August 30, 2010.
Lake Oswego Police Chief Daniel K. Duncan
Chief Duncan was in a meeting at City Hall on May 20, 2010 when he heard fellow officers dispatch to the Municipal Court to help arrest a woman who was considered a flight risk. Chief Duncan and the officers ran down three flights of stairs to the court room to assist with the arrest. After clearing the call, he was feeling ill and went home where he died later that night in his sleep. Chief Duncan served with the Lake Oswego Police Department for 25 years after previously serving 9 years with the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office. He passed away days before he was to retire.
Guest speaker Honorable Paul De Muniz, Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, will join Eriks Gabliks, Director of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, to honor our courageous state troopers, county deputies and city officers.
During the month of May, hundreds of similar memorial events will be held throughout the country in addition to the National Law Enforcement Memorial annual Candlelight Vigil scheduled this year on May 13, 2011. The Candlelight Vigil is one of many events honoring America's fallen law enforcement officers during National Police Week, May 15 - 21.
More information regarding National Police Week and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is available on their website at www.nleomf.com.
  • The death of Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen will be mentioned during this year's memorial ceremony. Officer Kilcullen's name will be added to the memorial wall next year.
  • Since September 1, 2009 a "Fallen Public Safety Officer License Plate", honoring fallen firefighters and law enforcement officers that are killed in the line of duty, has been available from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Money raised from the purchase of the license plates will support families and escorting officers as they attend the national memorial honoring the fallen public safety officer. For more information about the special license plates, go to http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/AT/docs/MemorialLicensePlate/PlatedescriptionLetterhead.pdf