Deputy Nashif receives Purple Heart for accident that nearly took his life one year ago; interviews, video available

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2016


Today (Thursday, May 5, 2016) marks the one-year anniversary of the crash that nearly took Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputy Robby Nashif's life in Oregon City.

On May 5, 2015, Deputy Nashif was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by an oncoming SUV on South Holly Lane just east of Highway 213. Nashif nearly lost his leg in the accident and suffered-life threatening injuries.

At its recent Awards Ceremony, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office presented Deputy Nashif with its Purple Heart -- an honor given to an employee who sustains serious physical injury or death while taking proper law-enforcement action.

Deputy Nashif is well into his recovery, and returned to work several months ago. Recently, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Public Information Unit sat down with Deputy Nashif to talk about the crash that almost took his life, the person that helped save him, and the inner strength that sustains him.

The resulting video is here.

You can also download the video as an .mp4 from this Dropbox address.

Our original press release on the accident (with sound-bite interviews with his fellow motorcycle deputies) is here.

For interviews with Deputy Nashif, please contact Sgt. Brian Jensen, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office PIO.


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Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office