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Mar-02-2010 02:36printcommentsVideo

Last Goodbyes for One of Portland's Finest

A Portland officer recently killed in a traffic accident, was one of the city's most skilled and devoted death investigators.

Memorial for: Adam J Cushman
Photos of the Memorial for Adam Cushman by Q Madp IraqWarheroes.org

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Adam J Cushman, one of the Portland Police Bureau's finest officers, died recently in a tragic accident. He leaves behind a wealth of family and friends and plenty of grief.

Officer Adam J. Cushman

His untimely and unexpected departure from the agency where he was a lead death investigator, will be felt as a sharp loss for some time to come.

Q Madp of IraqWarHeroes.org, attended this service and dispatched these rich photos that say so many things about a Police Criminologist who was constantly setting new boundaries, and attending the latest courses to stay up to speed on the techniques and approaches that best serve those who investigate Portland's toughest crimes.

When considering the loss of this young officer who had so much to offer, Q Madp said, "There are a lot of good cops out there doing their best to make the community a safer place to live, and I appreciate that!"

I don't think anyone would disagree with that.

We are sad at Salem-News.com to report this information about the loss of Portland Police Officer/Criminologist Adam J Cushman.

We do however strongly appreciate the willingness of the family to allow the public to see and hear a few things about this highly educated and acclaimed officer.

Please visit IraqWarHeroes.org to learn more about Q's efforts to honor those who serve and to see his fantastic photo coverage.

Images and video by Q Madp. Music: "Tapestry of Freedom" by Keenan Baxter. Edited by Tim King

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Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.

Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address: newsroom@salem-news.com


Q Madp is a person who has dedicated his life to preserving the integrity of those who have died fighting for their nation overseas. This is a person who has wrapped his entire life around his efforts to preserve the legacies of people who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as during other conflicts. He doesn’t think their deaths should go unrecognized, and he is right.

Q is a photographer and he has his work cut out for him as the self-appointed unofficial photographer of NW military funerals. He travels to services and he is constantly on the move. When he isn’t driving or shooting pictures, Q spends his time researching combat statistics and adding names to the vast list that he hopes will eventually include every American lost in the combat theaters and every other allied soldier as well. His Website is easy to remember, IraqWarHeroes.org is a place of memories for thousands of families who have lost a loved one.




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Denny Ellis January 11, 2012 11:39 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you for keeping this web page up. It has been nearly two years since Adam so suddenly left us. He was my son-in-law. He was a fine husband to my daughter, and a caring dad to his sons. Thanks also to Q Madp for caring enough to come to the service and photograph it.


Susan Wood March 2, 2010 1:14 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you so much for creating this video and allowing those of us who knew Adam and his family to be there "from far away". I did not realize the extent of Adam's job. What an wonderful tribute to him and for his family. Adam, you will be missed by many. But we are relieved to know you are in Heaven with your Maker.

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