On Tuesday morning an Oregon Police officer remained in critical condition. He was injured in a deadly Christmas Day gun battle in a domestic dispute with an ex-police cadet.
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.
Cederberg underwent surgery on Monday after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds during a shootout with James Tylka.
Tylka died during the grueling incident. He was suspected of killing his wife and then he lead police from three departments on a car chase late Sunday in King City before the gunfire erupted.
With at least ten officers responding to domestic abuse, nearly 140 officers across the country have been killed in 2016, according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.
More information has begun to leak out about Tylka’s life and the troubled relationship he had with his wife.
Tylka had posted a photo on Facebook, early this month, of him kissing his wife, Kate. The name of the woman who was killed was not released by police. Megan Armand told media outlets that the victim was her sister, Kate.
Megan Armand said in a statement, “We are still in shock and devastated from last night’s events. My heart is broken from the loss of my only sister. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the wounded OSP Officer and his family.”
Kate Armand’s friends expressed deep grief and described Kate as a good person and an amazing mother to a nearly 1-year-old daughter, in Facebook posts.