Gov. Kate Brown is ordering that flags be lowered to half-staff Wednesday for the memorial service of Oregon State Police Sgt. John Burright, who died in Could almost 20 years after being hit by a automobile on the job and sustaining debilitating accidents.
A procession honoring Burright might be held Wednesday at 10:20 a.m., beginning on the Oregon State Police workplace in Albany and going alongside Interstate 5 to the Salem Armory.
The procession might be adopted by a public memorial service on the Salem Armory at 1 p.m., in accordance with Oregon State Police. Main delays are anticipated on Interstate 5 in the course of the procession and the state police workplace is asking anybody planning to drive on that a part of Interstate 5 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Wednesday to seek out an alternate route.
Burright died Could 4 from accidents he sustained September 4, 2001, when he and two other police officers stopped to help a family whose van had damaged down on Interstate 5 north of Albany.
Whereas the officers had been stopped on the aspect of the freeway, a pickup truck pushed by a 19-year-old who had fallen asleep on the wheel veered off the street, placing one of many patrol automobiles and slamming into the three officers.
The opposite two officers, Oregon State Police Trooper Maria Mignano and Albany Police Officer Jason Hoerauf, died immediately. Burright, who was 41 on the time, was completely disabled from the accidents, which compelled him to retire from the state police in 2002.
—Jayati Ramakrishnan; 503-221-4320; firstname.lastname@example.org; @JRamakrishnanOR