Use of Force-Death Investigation Albany Police Case #19-8833/Oregon State Police Case # 19-377585

Albany Police

On October 23, 2019, at 8:20 a.m., an Albany Police Community Service Officer contacted a stranded motorist on Santiam Road at Denver Street.  The Community Service Officer requested non-emergency assistance from a patrol officer.  A physical altercation ensued between the motorist and two Albany Police personnel with the motorist assaulting the Community Service Officer.

An emergency response was initiated for additional patrol officers while the subject continued fighting with Albany Police.  A Taser was deployed during the incident.

The subject went limp and became unconscious.  Albany Police personnel immediately began treating the subject and employed CPR and an AED.  Albany Fire Department paramedics responded and continued CPR.  The subject passed away at the scene.      

Albany Police secured the scene and notified the Linn County Major Crimes Team.  The incident is being treated as a deadly force incident and the Oregon State Police are leading the multi-agency investigation.  The identity of the deceased subject and involved police officers are being withheld during the initial inquiry and notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Oregon State Police Major Crimes Detective Cassi Hegney at 503-375-3555.


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