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Motorcycle Officer Fatally Shot While Chasing Driver

Motorcycle Officer Fatally Shot While Chasing Driver

Associated Press

April 23, 2011

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an Oregon motorcycle officer has been fatally shot while chasing a fleeing driver.

Police say Eugene police officer Chris Kilcullen tried to make a traffic stop on Interstate 105 but the driver sped off.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports that the 43-year-old Kilcullen chased the motorist to an intersection in nearby Springfield, where gunfire erupted.

Kilcullen was hit and did not return fire.

Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns says the 12-year Eugene veteran was hospitalized but died of his wounds.

Police say the female driver was stopped by local police following a short chase and a standoff developed. A SWAT team was called and the woman was taken into custody about 7:30 p.m.

No other details were immediately available.

Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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    revCCBeasley

    almost 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP Officer. We Pray for your family amist the loss. The Community will miss you and your service

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    we5150

    almost 3 years ago

    202 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother

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    Inxorte

    almost 3 years ago

    734 Comments

    RIPB

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    granny1

    almost 3 years ago

    1448 Comments

    this crap is getting out of hand.

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    batman2944

    almost 3 years ago

    738 Comments

    I don't remember if I posted on this one here but, Rest in Peace Brother and God Bless!

    "Train for the Fight"

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    StanfieldS

    almost 3 years ago

    132 Comments

    RIP Brother. Prayers for you and your family.

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    MP247

    almost 3 years ago

    332 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer Kilcullen

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    Gombino

    almost 3 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Rest in Peace, Brother. My prayers for your family and co-workers.

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    gman3858

    almost 3 years ago

    318 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother

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    rhood

    almost 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Rest In Peace Officer Chris Kilcullen. May justice be swift and harsh for the dirtbag that did this.

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    dcrump

    almost 3 years ago

    192 Comments

    R.I.P. our law enforcement brother!

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    WACollector

    almost 3 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    ksphatcop

    almost 3 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    2386

    almost 3 years ago

    248 Comments

    REST IN PEACE

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    RLW

    almost 3 years ago

    292 Comments

    RIP Brother, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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