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Senior Trooper Maria Mignano
May 10, 1962 - Sept. 4, 2001
Senior Trooper Maria Mignano
Senior Trooper Maria Mignano
Lost In The Line of Duty
 
Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Maria F. Mignano died in the line of duty as a result of a traffic accident on September 4, 2001 at age 39.
Maria was born in Long Beach, California to Anthony and Rose Mignano.  She attended San Pedro High School and Los Angeles Harbor College, where she studied to be an Emergency Medical Technician.  Maria moved to Salem in 1984 and worked as an admissions clerk for the Salem Hospital Emergency Room before becoming a member of the Oregon State Police in June of 1993.  During her career with the Oregon State Police, Maria served on the Mobile Response Team, earned an Officer of the Year Award, and was certified as a Drug Recognition Expert.
Maria was passionate about her faith, flamenco dancing, studied the Spanish language, enjoyed international travel, martial arts and sailing.  She is survived by her mother, Rose, four sisters and two brothers.