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KurtHigginsBookingPhoto.jpg
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UPDATED w/ BOOKING PHOTO: Happy Valley Police announce Kurt Higgins arraignment in invasion-of-privacy case; additional tips sought (Photo) - 05/20/15
Please reference CCSO Case # 14-20390

UPDATE (May 20, 2015) -- KURT HIGGINS BOOKING PHOTO

On Wednesday, May 20, Kurt Robert Higgins -- 52, of Happy Valley -- was booked and released on his own recognizance on three charges of Attempted Invasion of Personal Privacy. His booking photo is attached.

EARLIER (May 18, 2015, 11:05 a.m.)

Happy Valley Police have completed their investigation of Kurt Higgins, 52, of Happy Valley; he will be arraigned May 19 on three counts of Attempted Invasion of Personal Privacy ( http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/163.700 ).

The arraignment hearing is set for Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Clackamas County Courthouse in Oregon City.

Higgins is accused of installing wireless surveillance cameras in the master bathroom of his home in 2014. The cameras were discovered by two 18-year-old women while they were house-sitting at Mr. Higgins' address.

On July 27, 2014, Happy Valley Police began investigating these reports of personal invasion of privacy.

After several days of initial investigation, it was determined a large amount of follow-up investigation was needed -- including search warrants of technology used in the incident and information and data files stored on cloud services.

In late April 2015, the final requested data files were received. After analyzing those data files, Mr. Higgins' arraignment was set.

Last December, a legislative briefing on "Protecting Privacy and Reducing Victimization -- A Law Enforcement Perspective" featured testimony from Sheriff Craig Roberts and other law-enforcement officials. (For details on that Dec. 10 briefing, click here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013I1/Committees/HJUD/2014-12-10-14-00/Agenda )

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

Happy Valley Police are looking for additional information in this case. Anyone with information on suspect Kurt Higgins is urged to contact us using the Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp Please reference CCSO Case # 14-20390.

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Attached Media Files: KurtHigginsBookingPhoto.jpg
Jimmy Shoop (Marine Unit boat)
Jimmy Shoop (Marine Unit boat)
'Memorial Highway Sign' unveiled for fallen Deputy Jimmy Shoop; to be posted where he died in 1981 (Photo) - 05/11/15
In a special ceremony in Salem on Tuesday, May 5, ODOT and the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust unveiled a Memorial Highway Sign for Clackamas County Deputy Jimmy Lee Shoop (1947-1981). Deputy Shoop died in the line of duty on November 7, 1981, when his patrol car was rammed by a drunk driver while Shoop was responding to an accident.

A photo of the memorial highway sign is attached. It will be posted on Orient Drive, where Deputy Shoop died.

Video of testimony in support of Oregon House Concurrent Resolution 4 -- which led to creation of the sign -- can be found here, along with an interview by Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts of Deputy Shoop's twin sister Janet Morland: https://youtu.be/ujS_dkBFyPY

You can learn more about the resolution here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HCR4

A "Survivor's Luncheon" for family members and sign-presentation ceremony were held at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem on Tuesday, May 5, as part of a larger Law Enforcement Memorial observance. Among those in attendance during the day were Deputy Shoop's twin sister Janet Morland, Jimmy Shoop's youngest child Ryan Shoop, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts, Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Chair Mary Nunnenkamp, our Honor Guard, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse.

Photos from the day are attached.

Deputy Shoop is also honored with a memorial bench at the Sheriff's Office North Station and a Marine Unit patrol boat christened in his memory. A photo of the boat is attached.

The remembrance will continue this week at the annual Clackamas Law Enforcement Memorial service -- set for Wednesday May 13 at 1 p.m. at the Sheriff's Office Brooks Building (9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas, OR 97015). Attendees will honor fallen law enforcement officers and their survivors for all agencies in Clackamas County. Media outlets can contact PIO Sgt. Nate Thompson if they'd like to cover the May 13 ceremony.

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Crash-scene photo
Crash-scene photo
UPDATE w/ VIDEO SOUND BITES, PHOTO, SHERIFF STATEMENT: Sheriff's Office deputy injured in motorcycle crash, airlifted to OHSU in critical condition; tips sought (Photo) - 05/07/15
[Edited to include additional photo of Deputy Nashif]

UPDATE (THURS 5/7, 2:55 p.m.): UPDGRADE IN STATUS; HD VIDEO SOUND BITES FOR NEWS MEDIA; SHERIFF'S STATEMENT

- Deputy Robert Nashif's condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.

- Here is a Dropbox download link to HD video sound-bites (.mov format) with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputies Jodi Westerman and Bryan Morris -- in which they discuss being among the first responders to the crash scene, as well as the outpouring of support for Deputy Nashif:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5pw0i3k9ai7bsew/Nashif-WestermanMorrisSoundBites.mov?dl=0

In an internal email to staff sent yesterday afternoon, Sheriff Craig Roberts was upbeat: "Last night and today I visited Robby at OHSU, where surgeons in the intensive-care unit are working tirelessly to repair his leg after yesterday's traffic crash. The outpouring of support has been incredible. Robby is surrounded by family, friends, our chaplain, and representatives from other law enforcement agencies throughout the area. Motor officers from all over -- current and retired -- are reaching out to offer their encouragement. The governor's office also called asking after him. I want to thank you all -- inside and outside the Sheriff's Office -- for your concern and assistance. I also want to extend a special thanks to OSP for handling the investigation for us.... At the time of the accident, Robby was in the area enforcing traffic due to reports of excessive speeding. This same area was the site of a fatal motorcycle crash in March 2014. It's a sharp reminder that the work we do is inherently dangerous, and I want to tell you all once again how much I appreciate the work you all do. Take care of each other and be safe."

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EARLIER (MAY 5, 2015)

Please reference CCSO Case #15-12540

At approximately 2:34 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Motor Unit Deputy Robert Nashif's motorcycle reportedly collided with a Hyundai Santa Fe in the 18000 block of S. Holly Lane in Oregon City.

Deputy Nashif sustained a severe leg injury in the crash, but was reportedly conscious and alert at the scene. Life Flight deployed to the scene and transported him to OHSU's trauma center. At this writing, Deputy Nashif is in surgery and is listed in critical condition.

No one else was injured in the crash. Preliminary findings suggest the Hyundai crossed the center lane on the sharp curve on Holly Lane, colliding with the deputy's motorcycle. The Hyundai's driver, an 18-year-old male from Oregon City, is on-scene cooperating with crash investigators. Three teenage passengers were also in the Hyundai.

First responders at the scene include the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas Fire District #1, American Medical Reponse, Oregon State Police and the Clackamas County Roads Department. Oregon State Police will be taking the lead on investigating the crash. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Deputy Nashif joined the Sheriff's Office in October 1998 after serving at the Keizer Police Department from 1995-98. He joined our Motor Unit in autumn 2004.

TIPS SOUGHT

Witnesses or anyone with additional information on the crash is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office using our Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or online at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp Please reference CCSO Case #15-12540.

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Attached Media Files: Crash-scene photo , Deputy Robert Nashif