In Memory of Our Fallen
Capt. Tennant, 51, started as a police officer with the Woodburn Police Department on Sept. 8, 1980. He was promoted to Captain on Nov. 1, 2004. Capt. Tennant served as the administrative captain, overseeing both the Investigation and Records Divisions. He has also served as a patrol sergeant, detective sergeant and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Capt. Tennant died in the line of duty December 12, 2008, when an explosive device detonated at the West Coast Bank, on Newberg Hwy, in Woodburn.
Today I raise the flag
And I watch it unfold
It is to honor my country
That I raise it so bold
Then I lower it half way
Because another Officer has died
For our Citizens, our America
And for our way of life
Let us not forget, the ones that pass
Those that died, for our way, so brave
With Honor and Valor they went
With Courage and Duty they gave.
~ Tim Quinn Sr. ~
On Tuesday, May 26, 2009, a beautiful Memorial was unveiled at the West Coast Bank, 2540 Newberg Hwy, Woodburn, Oregon in honor of the three Police Officers involved in the incident. Oregon State Police bomb technician Senior Trooper William Hakim also died in the line of duty, and Police Chief Scott Russell was seriously injured in the blast. Their sacrifice and service was honored during the unveiling of the memorial at the West Coast Bank. This Memorial, designed and built by Woodburn Resident Don Sprague, is a permanent structure reminding everyone of their sacrifice in keeping the citizens of Woodburn safe.
Today, due to road improvements, the memorial is located at 2900 Tom Tennant Drive and can be viewed while driving on Highway 214.