PORTLAND - The name of slain Oregon City reserve Officer Robert Libke will be added to the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
The 41-year-old Libke was fatally shot in November while responding to a house fire started by an 88-year-old man with a gun. The gunman then killed himself.
The addition of Libke's name was unanimously approved Thursday by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training.
He will be honored at a May ceremony along with a Jackson County deputy fatally beaten nearly 100 years ago by a prisoner escaping from jail. Charles Basye's death had been forgotten until research done by the Jackson County sheriff's office. Basye and Libke will the 179th and 180th names on the memorial at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.