Fundraiser for slain Ore. City officer reaps $8K

Fundraiser for slain Ore. City officer reaps $8K

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by KGW Video Producer

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Posted on November 19, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 2:00 PM

OREGON CITY, Ore – Owners of an Oregon City restaurant delivered an $8,000 check on Monday to a memorial fund for fallen police officer Robert Libke.

Libke, a volunteer reserve police officer died Nov. 5 of a gunshot wounds sustained after responding to an Oregon City house fire. The suspect, 88-year-old Lawrence Cambra died in the ensuing gun battle.

An outpouring of support from across the region followed news of Libke’s death, including a funeral ceremony that drew thousands of spectators and officers from around the West Coast.

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Hundreds of people showed up at Mike’s Drive-in Thursday night for a fundraiser for the Libke’s wife and unborn son.

The restaurant donated 25 percent of dinner receipts from all three of its locations.

The effort raised $6,500 Mike’s owners Todd Freeman kicked in an additional $1,500.

Oregon City Police Chief Jim Band said he was moved by the generosity.

“I think a lot of people say they want to help at different times but the number of people who actually stepped up and have done something meaningful has been really overwhelming,” said Band.

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