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Fallen Officers to be Honored by Oregon House

Three fallen law enforcement officers will be honored on the Oregon House Floor on Tuesday, February 9 at 10:30am.

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(SALEM, Ore.) - Prior to the reading of these HCRs, Washington County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard will post the colors. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Chaplain Mike Vermace will offer the invocation.

HCR204 honors fallen Washington County Deputy Robert Talburt. Deputy Robert Talburt joined the Washington County Sheriff's Office in 1977. He was a member of the dive team and a mentor to young explorer scouts.

Deputy Talburt was killed on December 14, 1984 while responding to a burglary in progress call when his patrol car hit a patch of wet mud left behind at a construction site and spun around hitting a utility pole. He died instantly. Deputy Talburt left behind his wife, Pam, their young daughter, Melody and extended family.

HCR206 honors fallen Clackamas County Deputy William Bowman. Deputy Bowman joined the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office in 1994. His was a member of the SWAT and Honor Guard teams. Prior to joining the Sheriff's Office, he worked as a paramedic for AA Ambulance and Life Flight Network.

Deputy Bowman was killed on September 12, 2000 while participating in a training exercise. He is survived by his wife Corie, two daughters, Lauren and Grace, and extended family.

A moment of silence will be held in honor of fallen Seaside Police Sergeant Jason Goodding who was killed on Friday, February 5, 2016.

A moment of silence will also be held on the Senate Floor.

The Oregon Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors was established in 1993. Oregon C.O.P.S. is a non-profit organization that provides resources to assist families after a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty.

C.O.P.S. also provides support for co-workers who are affected by the loss, and training to law enforcement agencies on line of duty death and its aftermath. For more information on Oregon C.O.P.S. go to


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