Oregon State Police Trooper critically injured in a police incident on Highway 30 — Columbia County

The Oregon State Police is requesting your continued prayers and support as we care for one of our own, Trooper John Jeffries and his family.   Trooper John Jeffries has dedicated his life to public service, but even more to his community. For the last 28 years, John has volunteered in various capacities at his church, the American Red Cross, and as a board member of a non-profit out of Tualatin, Oregon.

The extent and severity of Trooper Jeffries’ injuries are being determined.   His medical team will continue to monitor, evaluate and treat his visible injuries and the internal trauma caused as a result of the incident

“All Troopers recognize the risk we face each time we don our uniforms and report for duty, but accepting that risk does not make the fight Trooper Jeffries is currently battling any easier.  As minutes, hours and days go by, our prayers and support are with Trooper Jeffries and his family.”  expressed Superintendent Terri Davie. 

The Oregon State Police would like to thank the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI of Portland, the Portland Police Bureau as well as all of the first responders who were on scene, and the many medical professionals at the Hospital.