Oregon Police Officer-Army Veteran- in Critical Condition after Shootout

By Faye Higbee

Washington County, Oregon – Oregon Police Officer and US Army Veteran Nic Cederburg is in critical condition at a Portland area hospital after being shot multiple times on Sunday.

The suspect, James Tylka, was a law enforcement cadet for two years in 2004 and 2006 in Beaverton, Oregon. It is unclear why he left the program. He became embroiled in a protracted domestic dispute with his previous wife.

Tylka allegedly killed his current wife, Kate Armand, who was the mother of a 1 year old child.

Blue Lives Matter reported,

Deputies were responding to a disturbance near King City around 10 PM on Sunday night when they found a dead woman in an apartment complex. 30-year-old James Tylka was identified by the suspect and officers located him driving his car. When officers attempted to stop Tylka, he led them on a pursuit SW Gimm Lane south of Sherwood. There was finally a confrontation in which James Tylka was shot. 

After three departments chased the suspect, the altercation ended in a gun battle.

Officer Cederburg, 32, is a 7 year veteran of OSP. He underwent surgery on Monday morning.

At least 140 police officers have been killed in 2016 thus far.  Nearly every day we hear of another one being shot. Domestic disputes, ambushes, traffic stops…all of them lethal for law enforcement.

OSP posted a message on Facebook that read in part:

Trooper Cederberg, 32 years old, is a seven year veteran of the Oregon State Police and is assigned to the patrol division at the North Plains Worksite. He is also a US ARMY veteran. Please respect the family’s privacy as they go through this difficult situation. We are also humbled by the support the community has given. Please keep Nic, his family and all of his law enforcement peers in your thoughts and prayers.

We will share more information as it becomes available.

If you would like to send your well wishes:
email: OSPsocial@state.or.us
mail: Oregon State Police
Attention: Trooper Cederberg to
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, Or 97317