OSP Provides Update on Critically Injured Trooper

The Oregon State Police Trooper, who was injured in the police incident on highway 30, has been identified as Trooper John Jeffries.

Trooper John Jeffries started with the Oregon State Police in March of 2021, after retiring from the FBI after 20 years of service.

Trooper Jeffries is currently duty stationed at the St. Helens worksite.

Trooper Jeffries and his wife have spent the last 25 years in Portland, Oregon where they raised their two sons. Trooper Jeffries has spent his life in service to the public.

The Oregon State Police asks that you respect the family’s privacy at this time. We also ask for your prayers for Trooper Jeffries, his family, his friends as well as the entire OSP family.

Today, November 11, 2021, at around 3:31 P.M., OSP Troopers were involved in a police incident involving a fleeing suspect on Highway 30 milepost 31 west of St. Helens, when the suspect vehicle rammed an OSP Patrol car and struck an OSP Trooper. 

The Trooper was taken by ground ambulance to Emanuel Hospital in critical condition.

The investigation is being handled by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

The Oregon State Police will not be releasing any information about the incident.

The identity of the OSP Trooper is not being released at this time.