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News Release
UPDATE: Hagg Lake Shooting Investigation - 08/09/19

One of our deputies remains in serious condition at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) following Thursday’s shooting near Hagg Lake. The other deputy that was wounded has been treated and released from an area hospital and is now recovering at home. Our focus remains on respecting the privacy of our wounded deputies and their families. Their names will be released at a later time.

At a news conference Thursday evening, Sheriff Pat Garrett said, “My sincerest appreciation to the many local agencies who responded to transport the injured deputies to safety and to provide ongoing medical care.”

The shooting suspect is still receiving medical care and further information is not available at this time.

The investigation into the events of Thursday afternoon continues in the 54700 block of SW Scoggins Valley Road. The Washington County Major Crimes Team (MCT) was activated by the Washington County District Attorney’s Office and will be the lead investigators on this incident.

Our Mobile Command Center will likely remain there through the rest of the day while evidence is processed. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Forensics Science Unit and Property and Evidence Units, the interagency Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART), Remotely Operated Vehicle Team (ROVT), and forensics investigators from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office are all working together to aid the investigation.

Due to the sensitive and complex nature of the investigation, more information and details will be released when it is appropriate to do so.

Finally, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office continues to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from our community. We thank everyone for their kind words and warm wishes.

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