A celebration of life for fallen Oregon City Police Reserve Officer Robert Libke has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N. Winning Way, Portland.
Libke died Monday after being shot in the face while responding to a Sunday house fire in Oregon City. The gunman, who committed suicide as SWAT personnel arrived, is also suspected of setting the fire.
The Libke service is open to the public.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has ordered all state flags to be flown at half staff on Nov. 14 to honor Libke.
I ask Oregonians across the state to join me in honoring the bravery and sacrifice of Officer Robert Libke, Kitzhaber said. Though we mourn the loss of Officer Libke, and send our prayers to his family and friends, we know that his courage and deep commitment to Oregon City will not be forgotten.
OCPD has volunteers available to receive flowers and cards from citizens for Libke at the Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, 1232 Linn Ave., Oregon City, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., daily through Tuesday, Nov. 12.
The department respectfully requests no monetary donations be dropped off at the school. Anyone who would like to help his family financially may do so through an account at the Clackamas Federal Credit Union. For details, visit: