Oregon License Plate
The Fallen Public Safety Officer License Plate was created to honor the memory of firefighters, police officers, community corrections, and parole and probation officers who have died in the line of duty. Money raised from the sales of the license plate will help family members and escorting officers attend the national ceremony recognizing the fallen officer in the year they are honored. The plate's origin came in the wake of the tragic Woodburn bank bombing in 2008 that killed two officers, Woodburn Police Captain Tom Tennant and Oregon State Police Senior Trooper William Hakim. Since then, we have experienced another terrible tragedy, in the death of Chief Ralph Painter of Rainier. Chief Painter's family and Rainier Police Department will be the first beneficiaries of funds raised by the license plate.
Let us always make sure that when an unspeakable tragedy happens, we will be able to honor and support the family and memory of our fallen hero.