PORTLAND – Support continues to pour in for the family of Oregon City reserve police officer Robert Libke, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this week.
Fundraisers and memorials honored him throughout the community Friday and were scheduled through next week.
The Cruise-In Diner in Northeast Portland plans to donate 50 percent of its proceeds from Friday’s sales to the Libke family.
“When something like this happens, they want to do something or they feel like they want to be a part of it in some way,” owner Jaime Grant said of the hundreds of customers showing their support. “They are really excited to be able to come here and do that, and feel like they did something to help.”
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In Oregon City, people have been dropping off flowers at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School all morning. One person even made a handmade quilt in honor of officer Libke.
There will be a moment of silence during the Oregon City High School football game Friday night, after which blue balloons will be released in Libke’s memory.
Anyone who would like to help Libke’s family is encouraged to donate to the Officer Libke Fund that was set up by the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation.
The public is invited to a celebration of Libke’s life next Thursday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.