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BREAKING: Oregon Officer Shot During Standoff

Aurora, OR – A law enforcement officer was shot during a standoff with a barricaded suspect at a truck stop outside Aurora on Monday morning.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office put out a press release that said sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about a wanted person who had been spotted at the Flying J Truck Stop located in the 12300-block of Ehlen Road Northeast at about 6:15 a.m. on April 25, KPTV reported.

When deputies arrived on the scene, the suspect barricaded himself inside the truck stop and a standoff ensued.

The Marion County Interagency SWAT team responded to the scene to assist the sheriff’s department, according to the press release.

There was an exchange of gunfire and a Woodburn police officer and the suspect were both shot, KPTV reported.

Paramedics provided aid to the suspect at the scene but he did not survive.

The wounded Woodburn officer was transported to a Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland for treatment, according to the sheriff’s department.

Officials have not released any information about the wounded hero’s medical condition, KPTV reported.

The Marion County District Attorney’s Office and Oregon State Police will be heading up the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.

“There is no outstanding danger to the community at this time,” the sheriff’s department said in the press release.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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