'Memorial Highway Sign' unveiled for fallen Deputy Jimmy Shoop; to be posted where he died in 1981

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015, 9:02 a.m.




This morning (Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015), ODOT posted the Memorial Highway Sign for Deputy Jimmy Lee Shoop at Orient Drive and Kelso Road near Sandy. Video shot while the ODOT crew worked is embedded below:


EARLIER (May 11, 2015)



Jimmy Shoop Memorial Sign unveiling


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. The sign 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:

You can learn more about the resolution here.

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 linked above.

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 linked above.

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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Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office