Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers

Captain Tom Tennant, 51

Woodburn Oregon Police Department

Captain Tennant was killed on December 12, 2008, when a bomb detonated while he was examining the device.  Captain Tennant, a 28 year veteran police officer, is survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.

Senior Trooper Bill Hakim, 51

Oregon State Police

Trooper Hakim died on December 13, 2008, from injuries he received a day earlier when a bomb detonated inside a bank. Trooper Hakim and other officers were examining the device when the explosion occurred. He leaves behind a wife, son, and daughter.

Our thoughts and prayers are also with Woodburn police chief who was critically injured in the blast.

Officer Joseph Sanders, 29

California Highway Patrol

On December 15, 2008, Officer Sanders was struck and killed by a vehicle was he was directing traffic at an accident scene. Officer Sanders is survived by his expectant wife and three children.

Officer Mark Simmons, 30

Amarillo Texas Police Department

Officer Simmons died on December 17, 2008, from injuries he sustained in March 2005. Officer Simmons’ patrol vehicle was rammed by a suspect’s car that was involved in a pursuit with other officers. He is survived by his two children and parents.

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Thanks to ODMP

1 reply
  1. Kendra
    Kendra says:

    The first two men are from my area, Lee. The whole state is still in shock from this senseless tragedy. They’ve arrested a father and son who made the bomb, but haven’t released a motive.

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