JOHN RICHARD BURRIGHT



Officer Rank: Sergeant

Department: Oregon State Police

End of Watch: 05/04/0021

Cause: Traffic-related

Age: 61

Length of Service: 14 years


Sergeant Burright succumbed to injuries sustained on September 4, 2001 when he and two other officers were struck while assisting a family in a disabled van. A pickup truck swerved across a lane of traffic and struck the three officers. Senior Trooper Maria Mignano and Police Officer Jason Hoerauf, of the Albany Police Department, died at the scene. Sergeant Burright suffered critical injuries and remained in a care facility under continuous medical care until succumbing to complications of his injuries on May 4, 2021.

 

 

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