Motorcycle officer shot in Vancouver ID'd as Dustin Goudschaal, 32

Motorcycle officer shot in Vancouver ID'd as Dustin Goudschaal, 32

Motorcycle officer shot in Vancouver ID'd as Dustin Goudschaal, 32

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by KGW.com & Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 9:04 AM

VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver motorcycle officer shot several times Monday was identified Tuesday as 32-year-old Dustin Goudschaal.

He was last reported in critical condition at a Vancouver hospital, but police said he was stable Tuesday morning.

Goudschaal was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in 2008, after working as a police officer with the University of Arizona Police Department.

He received a VPD Meritorious Service Award in December, 2011. He has been a traffic officer since September, 2013.

He was shot just before noon Monday right after he pulled over a stolen vehicle at Northeast 162nd Avenue and 34th Street.

After an hours-long manhunt, both involved suspects were arrested.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales expressed his support after learning of the shooting in the nearby city and offered assistance, if needed, to Vancouver officials.

"It's one of the worst nightmares that we go through," Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain said Monday after the shooting.

 

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