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Fallen Officer Memorial Highway

The 2011 Oregon State Legislature passed a law (HB 3039) to honor police officers killed in the line of duty. The law sets up a program to allow for a roadside memorial sign to be installed on a state highway to commemorate fallen officers.


Dedication ceremony for fallen officersMemorial signs may be installed for those police officers killed in the line of duty and who have been recognized by the Oregon Legislature through a concurrent resolution. HB 3039 defines a police officer as certain employees of the Department of Corrections, Department of State Police, county sheriffs or city police agencies.

To begin the process to have a memorial sign installed, please contact your state Senator or Representative to request he or she sponsor a concurrent resolution for the fallen officer. To find out who your legislators are, visit the Oregon Legislature website and click on "Find Who Represents Me in Oregon."

Application Procedures

After the legislature adopts a concurrent resolution, complete the application form and send a check or money order payable to the Oregon Department of Transportation for $600 to:

Oregon Department of Transportation
c/o Mike Kimlinger, State Traffic-Roadway Engineer
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 5
Salem, Oregon 97302

Concurrent Resolutions Adopted

Link to Oregon Administrative Rule: OAR 734, Division 26

Contact the Traffic Standards Unit

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 5
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3568
Fax: 503-986-4063

Program Contact

Phone: 503-986-4013

Other Memorial Programs

Impaired Driving Victim

Fallen Hero

Fallen Firefighter