Police Officer Chris Kilcullen EOW 042211
Police Officer Chris Kilcullen
Eugene Police Department
End of Watch: Friday, April 22, 2011
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: 12 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, April 22, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Apprehended
Officer Chris Kilcullen was shot and killed during a vehicle pursuit of a female suspect.
He had attempted to stop the woman for a traffic violation on I-105 but the woman fled. Officer Kilcullen, who was on his department motorcycle, pursued the suspect into Springfield where the vehicle exited at 52nd Street.
The vehicle swerved around several cars that were stopped at a red light and Officer Kilcullen pulled up alongside it and lowered his kickstand. As he indicated for the woman to pull over she fired a weapon at him, fatally wounding him.
The woman continued to flee and was pursued by Springfield police officers to a rural area where she finally stopped. She remained in her car for several hours until finally being taken into custody.
Officer Kilcullen had served with the Eugene Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and two children
Police Officer Chris Kilcullen | Eugene Police Department, Oregon