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Bicyclist Dies in Traffic Crash (Photo) - 06/05/19

On June 4, 2019 at 8:28pm, Tigard Police were dispatched to a fatal traffic crash involving an automobile and bicyclist near the area of 13770 SW Pacific Hwy and arrived on-scene at 8:31.  

Based on witness statements and the investigation, the driver of a white, convertible Mazda Miata was traveling southbound on SW Pacific Hwy in the right travel lane. A bicyclist was also traveling southbound on SW Pacific Highway in the bike lane and then entered the right lane. The Miata struck the bicyclist, causing the individual to hit the pavement. By the time officers arrived, the adult-male bicyclist was deceased.

The driver stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with investigators. At this time, it has been determined that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

 A Tigard Police Traffic Safety Officer, who is a member of a multi-agency Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team, is leading the investigation to determine the causation of this crash, including whether speed or other factors contributed to this incident.

The name of the victim is being withheld while police work to contact next of kin.

If anyone witnessed this crash or the driving of the white Mazda Miata, please contact Officer Rod Morse at 503-718-2753 or Rod.Morse@tigard-or.gov.

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Retired Tigard Police K-9 Baxter Passes Away (Photo) - 06/03/19

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of retired Tigard Police K-9 Baxter. He died peacefully at 10:00am this morning with his favorite Kong toy still in his mouth, surrounded by loved ones. Baxter served Tigard Police faithfully for eight years and transitioned to a beloved pet with his handler Sergeant Odam and his family.

Baxter served with distinction. He worked with Officer Jackson from 2007–2010, and then with Sgt. Odam from 2010 until retiring in July of 2016. During his tenure, he was directly responsible for over 100 captures and he assisted with locating over 100 more. He also tracked for several missing persons, as well as located numerous articles of evidence. 

Baxter was a “very active partner - on his feet all the time.” For his ten-hour shift, “he was always on.”  When Sgt. Odam responded to a call on the radio and spoke into the microphone, Baxter would start to “bellow,” announcing to all of the officers on duty that he was ready for work. “That's how much of a drive he had.”

When he retired, Baxter readily transitioned to life as a “normal house dog” at the Odam residence. He may never have been a cuddler or let people pet his tummy, but he loved playing with the kids and was fully involved in whatever they were doing.  

Throughout his twelve years with us, he touched many people and lived a meaningful life as a working dog and family pet. We will always consider him part of our family and grieve his passing. 

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Missing 5th Graders Located - 05/30/19

The missing 5th graders have been located and are safe. 

Missing 5th Graders - 05/30/19

Please be aware that we just posted information on our social media accounts about two missing 5th graders who ran away from school today at 1:30pm.

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