Witnesses: Veteran Took Final Police Bullet to Head on Her Hands and Knees, Execution Style
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding Ford’s death is on-going and is led by the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Division.
(SALEM) – Salem Police are two for two. Officers in Oregon’s Capital city have killed people in the line of duty twice in two weeks. They also had an officer unleash a deadly taser in recent days on a man with Asperger’s Syndrome.
25-year old Jacklynn Rashaun Ford, a military Veteran who liked to wear her dog tags in pictures, was shot to death by a Salem Police officer named Trevor Morrison who was also a canine officer. Apparently the dog wasn’t enough to subdue the woman during a traffic stop, it required multiple bullets.
Salem Police stated in a press release that, “As officers were attending to the suspect and securing the scene, a firearm was recovered from where the suspect was located.”
According to Salem PD, the officer, “…made a traffic stop on a vehicle on Watson Ave NE near Alameda St NE at approximately 10:07 pm. A cover officer was requested, a foot pursuit ensued and shortly thereafter shots were fired and the suspect was wounded.” The release says the dog, named Baco, was also involved in the pursuit.
Eric Pierce and Sherry Williams describe a shooting to Salem-News.com that sounds like it was conducted execution style. They two were held up in traffic during the traffic stop.
Pierce said, “Pow pow, (I) looked over and saw (the) suspect fall, last shot happened when she was on her hands and knees, that last shot was to the head.”
Williams said, “She was heading into an open field and the cop was about five feet behind her when she was shot.”