Crime, Hagg Lake, Washington County Sheriff's Office

Names released of officers involved in Aug. 8 shooting near Hagg Lake

Deputy Chris Iverson, left, and Corporal Jeremy Braun, right, were both injured during a shootout with a theft suspect on Thursday, August 8. Photo: WCSO

HAGG LAKE – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of those injured and involved in the shootout with a suspect near Hagg Lake on Thursday, August 8.

Deputy Chris Iverson, a 7-year member of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Corporal Jeremy Braun, a member of the sheriff’s office for 16 years, were both injured during the shooting.

Iverson was treated and released the same day as the shooting; Braun remains at an area hospital in serious but stable condition, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to Iverson and Braun, the following Washington County Sheriff’s Office members were involved in the shooting:

Sergeant John Crecelius – 16 years with the Sheriff’s Office 

Corporal Cade Edwards – 16 years with the Sheriff’s Office 

Deputy Justin Pelletteri – 11 years with the Sheriff’s Office   

Deputy Steve Nichols – 10 years with the Sheriff’s Office 

Other agency officers involved in the shooting include:

Detective Kevin Winfield, Tualatin Police Department – 27 years with TPD, Officer Jose Cabrera, Hillsboro Police Department – 5 years with HPD.

The shooting suspect, Dante James Halling, also remains in an area hospital, though the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has declined to say what condition he is in.

How to help

Those interested in donating funds to the wounded officers can do so through an approved donation site set up by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Foundation.

Note in the comment section that your donation is for the injured deputies.

Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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