Portland Police Bureau – caused deaths, 2005-2015

Below is a listing of the 32 persons killed by Portland Police Bureau officers in the last decade.  The column listed CLINICAL indicates what we can discern from the public record was the condition of the individual at the time of death. This information comes largely from police reports.

A full listing of all persons killed and most persons harmed by Portland police and all police bureaus in the tri-county area, including information as known about race, links to source information, and some statistical compilations are available by clicking here, or by clicking the blue button on the right-hand side of our web site titled PDX POLICE DATA.

NAME AGE DATE OUTCOME CLINICAL
Dwayne Novak 39 3/12/2005 shot & killed ETOH
Ronald Riebling, Jr. 40 3/20/2005 shot & killed MHC
Vernon Clifford Allen 48 5/19/2005 shot & killed unknown
Raymond Gwerder 30 11/4/2005 shot & killed AOD + MI
Dennis Young 28 1/4/2006 shot & killed unknown
Timothy Grant 46 3/20/2006 Taser-related death AOD
Jerry Goins 37 7/19/2006 suicided MHC
James Chasse 42 9/17/2006 beating death MI
David Earl Hughes 52 11/12/2006 shot & killed unknown
Steven Richard Bolen 43 5/22/2007 shot & killed AOD + MI
Jeffrey Dean Turpin 42 10/5/2007 shot & killed unknown
Jason Spoor 27 5/13/2008 shot & killed AOD + MI
Derek J. Coady 43 5/15/2008 suicided AOD
Aaron Campbell 25 1/29/2010 shot & killed AOD + MI
Jack Dale Collins 58 3/22/2010 shot & killed AOD + MI
Keaton Dupree Otis 25 5/12/2010 shot & killed MI
Craig Boehler 46 11/23/2010 shot & killed AOD + MI
Darryel Ferguson 45 12/17/2010 shot & killed AOD + MI
Thomas Higginbotham 67 1/2/2011 shot & killed AOD + MI
Darris Eugene Johnson 26 7/9/2011 DIC AOD
Brad Morgan 21 1/25/2012 shot & killed MI
Christopher Karl Bullert 48 4/24/2012 suicided MHC
John Wimberly Smith 44 4/29/2012 suicided unknown
Billy Simms 28 7/28/2012 shot & killed AOD
Merle Hatch 50 2/17/2013 shot & killed MI
Santiago Cisneros 32 3/4/2013 shot & killed MI
Kelly Swoboda 49 3/12/2014 shot & killed MI
Nicholas Davis 23 6/14/2014 shot & killed MI
Quintrell Holiman 26 2/25/2015 suicided unknown
Chris Healy 36 3/22/2015 shot & killed MI
Alan Bellew 29 6/28/2015 shot & killed AOD
Michael Johnson 51 11/6/2015 shot & killed MI