PORTLAND -- A procession and celebration of life began Thursday, to honor Oregon City reserve officer Robert Libke, who was killed in the line of duty last week.
The service will be held at 1 p.m. inside Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N. Winning Way in Portland. The event will be open to the public, said Sgt. Robert Wurpes of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
A procession that includes law enforcement, fire and emergency personnel, as well as family members, started at 10:45 a.m. at Clackamas Community College and will end at the coliseum.
"Because of the potential for heavy traffic congestion near the venue, those planning on attending the service should make travel plans to arrive in time and dress warm," Wurpes said.
Drivers were alerted to expect delays along the procession route (see map below) and TriMet also cautioned passengers that some bus lines will be impacted. The TriMet web site has the latest updates.
Live coverage of the Libke memorial
Wurpes said that the service was organized with help from the nonprofit Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation. Anyone wishing to help support the foundation can click here to donate.
The Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation has also set up a donation fund to help Officer Libke's family. Click here for more