Captain Tom Tennant
Woodburn Oregon Police
End of Watch: Friday, December 12, 2008
Tour of Duty: 28 years, 4 months
Badge Number: B2
Cause of Death: Bomb
Date of Incident: Friday, December 12, 2008
Weapon Used: Explosives; Bomb
Suspect Info: Apprehended
Captain Tom Tennant and Senior Trooper Bill Hakim, of the Oregon State Police, were killed when a bomb detonated as they examined the device.
A bomb threat had been called into a local bank earlier in the day, but the device was determined not to pose a threat. Later in the day a second bomb threat was made to a neighboring bank. A bank employee discovered a suspicious object in bushes outside of the bank. At some point after officers responded to the scene the device was moved inside of the bank.
As Trooper Hakim, Captain Tennant, and the Woodburn police chief examined the device it detonated, fatally injuring Trooper Hakim and Captain Tennant. The police chief was critically injured.
Captain Tennant had served in law enforcement for 28 years. He is survived by his Parents wife, two daughters, and son
Related Line of Duty Deaths Senior Trooper William Hakim
Oregon State Police, OR
EOW: Saturday, December 13, 2008
Cause of Death: Bomb.
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