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Media Advisory: May 22nd Event - Roadside Memorial Sign Remembering Woodburn Police Captain and OSP Senior Trooper
05/16/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

A public ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Woodburn Police Department recog​nizing the placement of Oregon's fourth roadside sign honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
 
State Representative Andy Olson, Oregon State Police Deputy Superintendent Richard Evans and Woodburn Police Chief Scott Russell will join family and friends of two fallen Oregon law enforcement officers, Woodburn Police Captain Tom Tennant and Oregon State Police Senior Trooper William Hakim. The officers' names will be displayed on a sign that will be placed along the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 just south of exit 271 (Woodburn exit). Tennant and Hakim died in the line of duty as a result of a bomb explosion at a Woodburn-area bank on December 12, 2008.
 
The following links provide background information and photographs for Captain Tennant and Senior Trooper Hakim:

Captain Tennant - http://www.woodburn-or.gov/police/PoliceInfo.aspx
Senior Trooper Hakim - http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/sr_trooper_william_hakim.shtml
 
Photographs of the sign placement and display will be sent to media after ODOT crews erect the sign following the ceremony.
 
WHEN:
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
 
WHERE:
Woodburn Police Department
Police Community Room
1060 Mt. Hood Avenue
Woodburn, Oregon
 
The 2011 Oregon legislature passed House Bill 3039 authorizing the placement of these signs. Roadside memorial signs have previously been erected at the following locations:
  • Interstate 5 north of Albany (Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Maria Mignano and Albany Police Officer Jason Hoerauf)
  • Highway 126 in the Eugene/Springfield area (Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen)
  • Interstate 5 in the Salem area (Oregon State Police Superintendent Holly V. Holcomb, Sergeant Richard Schuening, and Recruit Trooper Dan Nelson