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[OR] New Deputy Osbrink accidentally (?) kills his wife Kimberly

3 excerpts from below:

...Before Kimberly Osbrink, 23, died early Monday morning from a gunshot wound to her stomach, she made a statement to police about how her husband shot her...


"...He had the gun in safety mode, for some unknown reason that only God knows, it went off as she walked around the corner... Ryan is in a great debt right now... the Lord knows that it was Kimmy's time and that he needed her in heaven with him... in our hearts we know she is in a good place..."

"...I'm so heartbroken and I can't even begin to express my feelings. I just want to see my baby again. I love her so much and I know you guys did also..."


Tualatin police say Marine 's gun unintentionally discharges, kills wife
The Oregonian

Kate Taylor
December 18, 2007
Tualatin Police announced Tuesday that Kim Osbrink, a decorated Marine's wife, died Sunday night in her Tualatin home after her husband's gun unintentionally discharged while he was practicing drawing it from his holster... it discharged as his wife entered the room, striking her in the abdomen area, police said. He'd recently signed an employment offer with the Clark County Sheriff's Office and his first day of employment was to be December 19. Osbrink's hiring is delayed now, pending the outcome of a of the investigation. Ryan Osbrink shot his wife with an H & K model USP, .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol... Kim Osbrink - who managed a pet
services company in West Linn - is described by friends as compassionate with a special love and skill with pets... She was reportedly very proud of her husband, Ryan Osbrink, a 24-year-old decorated veteran of the Iraq war. She says on her MySpace profile that she's been happily married for three years and calls him her hero "for everything he has done and everything he will do"...
[Full article here]




Police: Man draws pistol, accidentally shoots wife
KATU, OR - Dec 18, 2007
Dec 18, 2007 at 12:39 PM PST
...Tualatin police said it appears to be a horrible accident. According to police, 24-year-old Ryan Michael Osbrink called 911 to report the shooting at the couple's apartment at 6935 S.W. Nyberg St. about 10:30 p.m. When deputies arrived, they found the man giving his wife first-aid... The Wilson High grad has apparently dreamed of becoming a police officer and member of a SWAT team for a long time and joined the Marine Corps as preparation for the job, according to an article in the Marine Corps News...
[Full article here]

Blog entry on Kimberly's Myspace Page: "Kimberly" POSTED the day of Kimberly's death, Tuesday, December 18, 2007:
This tuesday morning, there was an unfortunate accident and Kimberly passed away. She was at home with Ryan wrapping presents while he was practicing how to draw his gun for his new job as a Sherriff for Clark County. He had the gun in safety mode, but for some unknown reason that only God knows, it went off as she walked around the corner. She was rushed to the Emergency room at a near by hospital, but her injuries were too extensive to treat there, so they transported her to OHSU. She went in for emergency surgery and they stopped the bleeding. She was given 27 units of whole blood, but because her liver was not in full function, her blood would not clot, causing her internal bleeding to become too much work for her heart, which eventually failed. She died at 2:30am with her parents, Ryan, myself (Melissa Osbrink) and my parents by her side. Ryan is in a great debt right now and only wishes he could take back time and fix this entire situation. This is such an unfortuante thing to happen, and such bad timing.....but the Lord knows that it was Kimmy's time and that he needed her in heaven with him. Sometimes we cannot understand why these things happen and in our hearts we know she is in a good place. Please pray for Ryan, her family and ours as we are all in great pain over this situation. Thank you all for being great friends to Kimmy, she loved everybody in her life.
10:57 AM - 17 Comments

One of the Comments on the above Myspace blog entry, posted the morning after Kimberly's death, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 9:32 AM:
Thank you all so much for your words, thoughts, and prayers. I miss my love so much, and I don't think I'll ever get over it. I'm so heartbroken and I can't even begin to express my feelings. I just want to see my baby again. I love her so much and I know you guys did also. Her memory will be in ours hearts forever. I love you so much baby, forever and a day.
-RY-
Marine shot wife, police say
The Oregonian
KATE TAYLOR and DANA TIMS
December 19, 2007

...Before Kimberly Osbrink, 23, died early Monday morning from a gunshot wound to her stomach, she made a statement to police about how her husband shot her. Police won't reveal those crucial words, but are saying that Ryan Osbrink, 24, drew his pistol from the holster when it "unintentionally discharged" hitting her as she entered the room. Police reached this finding after a two-day inquiry, but have revealed little about the incident, such as what Kimberly Osbrink said, the circumstances around the shooting, if the gun malfunctioned, or the contents of the emergency call... Kim Osbrink was married to her husband for three years and managed a pet services company in West Linn. She is described by friends as a compassionate person with a special love and skill with pets. She spent most of her time at work, at home with her husband, and doted over their English bulldog, Gus... Osbrink was awarded the Bronze Star for courageous actions in the line of duty when he braved fire to aid an injured Iraqi soldier in December 2005 and three days after that incident helped rescue Marines from a disabled truck as IEDs were exploding around the truck. One Marine, a friend of Osbrink's, died in the attack... Kim Osbrink's close friend and co-worker, Amber Nurmi, however, said she and many of Kim Osbrink's friends and fellow workers would not be questioning the way she died. "All I hope for is that in the end," she said, "is that Kim is remembered for the way that she was"...
[Full article here]



Deputy-in-training fatally shoots wife
The Columbian, WA
By Justin Carinci
December 19, 2007
Wednesday was to be a form of orientation for Osbrink, Bieber said. He would then take in-house training courses before heading to the state law enforcement academy...
[Full article here]

Police, DA silent about wife's shooting
The Oregonian
KATE TAYLOR and DANA TIMS
December 20, 2007
...Washington County Deputy District Attorney Roger Hanlon said Wednesday that the investigation was nearing an end but couldn't say when it would be finished. He also wouldn't share the 9-1-1 call from Ryan Osbrink and wouldn't reveal what Kim Osbrink told police about the shooting before she died... A Marine Corps spokeswoman said Marines are rigorously trained to avoid accidental shootings. Prior to handling any weapon, every Marine is trained in and must demonstrate understanding of the safety rules...
  • Treat every weapon as if it were loaded;
  • never point your weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot;
  • keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to fire;
  • and keep your weapon on safe until you intend to fire.
Those four rules are "drilled into every Marine," Crabaugh said. "Adherence to the safety rules is strictly enforced at all levels"... A private service for those who knew Kim Osbrink will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Portland's St. Luke Lutheran Church, 6835 S.W. 46th Ave...
[Full article here]

21 comments:

  1. ..."You cannot write this article and put her in a good enough light," said Amber Nurmi, owner of Healthy Pet. "Vibrant. Dedicated. Loyal. She's like family for all of us here. She truly is one of the most wonderful people I met in my life"... Co-workers at Healthy Pet have set up a fund for Gus. Nurmi gushed that the dog was the light of Osbrink's life before acknowledging that to set up a fund for the dog could seem trivial, "but she loved Gus," Nurmi said...

    WL pet shop worker killed
    Co-workers at Healthy Pet, where Kimberly Osbrink worked, start fund her 2-year-old
    By Jennifer Clampet
    The West Linn Tidings, Dec 20, 2007

    TUALATIN - On Tuesday, friends and co-workers of Kimberly Osbrink were still dealing with the shocking news of her death. On Sunday, Kimberly's husband, Ryan Osbrink, reportedly told police that he "unintentionally" shot his 23-year-old wife in their Tualatin apartment while he was practicing drawing his pistol from a holster.

    Tualatin police responded to the couple's apartment on Nyberg Street after receiving a 9-1-1 call from the house at around 10:30 p.m. Officers reported finding Osbrink, 24, administering first aid to his wife.

    Kimberly, who was a manager at West Linn's Healthy Pet for two years, was rushed by ambulance to the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital where she later died from her injuries. Police said she was shot in the abdomen.

    Tualatin police are still investigating the fatal shooting. According to Tualatin police spokesman Capt. Jeff Groth, Kimberly did give a brief statement to the first responding officers, but police are not releasing that information.

    "Our detectives have worked tirelessly on this case," Groth said. "It's been an emotionally draining case."

    "You cannot write this article and put her in a good enough light," said Amber Nurmi, owner of Healthy Pet.

    "Vibrant. Dedicated. Loyal. She's like family for all of us here. She truly is one of the most wonderful people I met in my life."

    Nurmi said Kimberly Osbrink grew up in Lake Oswego. At the age of 15, she began working with Nurmi at Healthy Pet in Lake Oswego.

    According to Nurmi, Kimberly and Ryan, a Marine who has served at least one tour in Iraq and in 2006 was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with combat distinguishing device, were married for three years.

    But Kimberly's pride and joy was a two-year-old English bulldog named Gus.

    Co-workers at Healthy Pet have set up a fund for Gus. Nurmi gushed that the dog was the light of Osbrink's life before acknowledging that to set up a fund for the dog could seem trivial, "but she loved Gus," Nurmi said.

    Nurmi has been in contact with Ryan since the shooting, but she declined to comment on his well-being except to say that he was doing "how you would expect him to be doing."

    Ryan Osbrink had signed an offer of employment with the Clark County Sheriff's Office. His first day of employment was to be Wednesday.

    According to a Tualatin police press release, Osbrink's hiring has been delayed pending the outcome of the Tualatin police's investigation.

    The weapon involved in Sunday's shooting was an H&K model USP, .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol that Osbrink personally owned, according to police.

    Osbrink had not been issued any weapons or other equipment from the Clark County Sheriff's Office. Once Tualatin police complete their investigation, the report will be forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney's Office for review.

    http://www.westlinntidings.com/news/story.php?story_id=119809735760193500

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  2. SELECT COMMENTS FROM

    Tualatin police investigate shooting death
    Co-workers at Healthy Pet in West Linn start fund for Kimberly Osbrink's 2-year-old bulldog
    Local News Daily
    By Jennifer Clampet
    Dec 18, 2007, Updated Dec 19, 2007
    http://www.localnewsdaily.com/news/story.php?story_id=119801101726722900

    Re: Tualatin man ‘unintentionally’ shoots, kills wife
    I know Kim and the police need to look much deeper at Ryan and the relationship with his wife.
    "mdk"
    Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 09:32 PM

    Re: Tualatin man ‘unintentionally’ shoots, kills wife
    I only hope the tualatin police are smarter than the morons that they try to employ. battered women almost always try to "cover up" abuse and say anything so the spouse won't get in trouble.Look deeper.
    my best to Kims parents
    "mdk"
    Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 01:28 PM

    Re: Tualatin police investigate shooting death
    Don't you have to pull the trigger to fire a bullet?
    Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 08:16 PM

    Re: Tualatin police investigate shooting death
    other people also knew one or both of them.I knew Kim,and I really feel that the police need to talk to her friends and look deeper at the relashionship.It would be a shame not to uncover EVERYTHING.
    Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 07:34 AM

    Re: Tualatin police investigate shooting death
    I knew both of them... Since high school. Kim was an amazing person, so kind and full of love. Very devoted to Ryan, despite how terribly he treated her. She worshipped him and would do absolutely anything for him. Even lie to cover for him. They need to look deep into this tragedy. I don't believe Ryan is innocent, let alone a hero.
    My regards to Randy and Cheryl. I can't even imagine what they are going through.
    "LAH"
    Fri, Dec 21, 2007 at 09:10 PM

    Re: Tualatin police investigate shooting death
    I hope those of you who posted you concerns about Ryan and his relationship to Kim, have shared these with the Police. If you have first hand knowledge of abuse, violence, or something else, I'm sure the Police would like to know. According to their website the Tualatin Police tip line is 503.691.4813.
    Sat, Dec 22, 2007 at 10:02 AM

    Re: Tualatin police investigate shooting death
    people are talking to the police. Kim should have left him while she had the chance...
    Sat, Dec 22, 2007 at 10:06 PM

    http://www.localnewsdaily.com/news/story.php?story_id=119801101726722900#comment_section_container

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  3. portland craigslist > rants & raves
    OSBRINK
    http://portland.craigslist.org/search/rnr?query=osbrink

    google group rec.guns:

    Ex-Marine Prospective Deputy Accidently Shoots & Kills Wife
    http://groups.google.com/group/rec.guns/browse_thread/thread/3a37beb23aeaec33#

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  4. Melissa &/or Ryan Osbrink did change Kim's MySpace page so no one could see what they were saying there - like

    God WANTED KIM,

    and that the gun's safety WAS ON,

    and RYAN is in debt now...

    but luckily,
    I copied everything with screen-capture, and downloaded the complete pages for Kim's main page, friends, the blog, and her photos before they got a chance to do that.

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  5. Tualatin Police Dept.
    News Releases
    Shoting Claims Life - 12/18/07
    Tualatin Police are continuing to investigate a shooting that occurred on Sunday December 16, 2007 at 10:30pm. The shooting claimed the life of 23-year-old Kimberly Lynn Osbrink, born July 16, 1984, of Tualatin. The investigation has determined that her husband, 24-year-old Ryan Michael Osbrink, born August 27, 1983, of Tualatin, shot Mrs. Osbrink. Officers responding to the call arrived at the apartment and found Mr. Osbrink administering first aid to his wife, who was rushed by ambulance to OHSU, where she later succumbed to her injuries. Mr. Osbrink was practicing drawing his pistol from a holster when it unintentionally discharged as his wife entered the room, striking her in the abdomen area. Mr. Osbrink had signed an offer of employment with the Clark County Sheriff's Office and his first day of employment was to be December 19, 2007. Mr. Osbrink's hiring has been delayed pending the outcome of the investigation. Contact at the Clark County Sheriff's Office is Commander Keith Kilian, who can be reached at (360) 397-2303. The weapon involved was an H & K model USP, .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol that Mr. Osbrink personally owned. Mr. Osbrink had not been issued any weapons or other equipment from the Clark County Sheriff's Office. This matter remains under investigation by the Tualatin Police Department. The completed investigation will be forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney's Office for review.
    http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=858

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  6. I knew Kim, but not really Ryan. Goodness, the pain is unbelievable. For those who are reading this story just because it is news--this girl was so amazing. She really did not have to even try to be sweet and beautiful. The circumstances do not make sense. I can hardly wrap my brain around it. She is missed and I hope she rests peacefully.

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  7. It was not Kimberly Osbrink's time. And that is how we fool ourselves. This was caused by a person who should have known better doing something stupid. It's a stupid way to die and a waste of a meaniful life. The whole thing makes me both sad that a the life of a young woman with so much goodness ends so unnecessarily and mad that her husband, who violated every thing he was taught in the Marines about how to handle a gun, acted so recklessly. God had nothing to do with this. The responsibility lies with the husband.

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  8. I AGREE. IT IS OFFENSIVE TO SAY THAT GOD WANTED HER. IT'S CRAZY. MELISSA OSBRINK - IF SHE IS REALLY THE ONE WHO WROTE THAT (AND NOT RYAN HIMSELF) MUST BE INSANE WITH CONFUSION, OR TWISTED WITH DENIAL.

    AND RYAN'S WORDS POSTED TO THE SITE THE VERY NEXT DAY, AFTER HE GUNNED KIMBERLY DOWN, ARE NOT THE WORDS OF A HORRIFIED GRIEVING HUSBAND WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HER DEATH.

    IF THIS WAS A LEFT OVER OF IRAQ, KIMBERLY MIGHT NOT HAVE EVEN REALIZED HIS INTENT.

    RYAN WAS TRAINED TO KNOW GUN SAFETY, AND DID KNOW GUN SAFETY. THERE IS NOTHING BELIEVABLE ABOUT ALL THIS "POLICE BELIEVE IT WAS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT."

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  9. this is a crying shame, Kim was the sweetest person I've ever met.No way this is an accident.Ryan knows way too much about guns for this to happen. I hope the police really look close at this.I still can't belive its happened.It was insane to see so many people at the service...Kim was well loved and will be missed dearly.

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  10. Kimberly Lynn Osbrink
    The Oregonian
    December 21, 2007
    A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, in St. Luke Lutheran Church in Portland for Kimberly Lynn Osbrink, who died Dec. 17 of injuries from a gunshot wound at age 23.
    Kimberly Lynn DeBauw was born July 16, 1984, in Portland. She graduated from Wilson High School and was a manager for Healthy Pet in West Linn. In 2004, she married Ryan M. Osbrink.
    Survivors include her husband; parents, Randy and Cheryl DeBauw; sister, Jennifer DeBauw; and grandfathers, George Blinco and Jim DeBauw.
    Remembrances to Cascade Bulldog Rescue/Rehome in Buckley, Wash. Arrangements by River View Cemetery Funeral Home.
    http://www.oregonlive.com/oregonian/stories/index.ssf?/base/obits/1198286702186550.xml&coll=7


    City of Tualatin, Oregon
    December 18, 2007
    Tualatin Police Department
    Public Information Services
    INFORMATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    ...Mr. Osbrink was practicing drawing his pistol from a holster when it unintentionally discharged as his wife entered the room, striking her in the abdomen area... The weapon involved was an H & K model USP, .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol that Mr. Osbrink personally owned...
    http://www.ci.tualatin.or.us/news/article.cfm?article_id=176



    Marine Corps News
    Marine receives bronze star, mourns friend
    June 8, 2006; Submitted on: 06/16/2006 04:17:37 PM ; Story ID#: 2006616161737
    By Sgt. Robert L. Fisher III, MCAGCC

    MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (June 8, 2006) -- Cpl. Ryan Osbrink received a Bronze Star Medal with combat distinguishing device June 8 for “courageous actions” in Iraq Dec. 4 and 7 while serving as a vehicle commander with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment.

    Osbrink said the award, while an honor, brings painful memories. The only Marine killed Dec. 7 during the event was Osbrink’s friend, 22-year-old Cpl. Joseph P. Bier, machine gunner, 3/7. Osbrink and Bier became friends while serving together on Marine Corps Security Forces in Bangor, Wash.

    Clayton and Carol Bier, the parents of the deceased Marine, came from Centralia, Wash., to the award ceremony and met Osbrink. The loss of a good friend was hard for him and made the weight of the medal that much heavier, he said.

    “It never really feels good to wear it, it makes me think of that night,” said Osbrink. “It’s still hard for me, but I guess that’s normal.”

    According to the award citation Osbrink dismounted from his vehicle Dec. 4 while under fire and moved into a building to assist an injured Iraqi soldier until the casualty evacuation unit arrived. He then positioned his Marines to provide security as the Iraqi soldier was loaded into the evacuation vehicle.

    On the evening of Dec. 7, Osbrink’s section responded as the company’s Quick Reaction Force to assist a seven-ton truck disabled by an improvised explosive device. Upon arriving at the scene, a second IED exploded, engulfing the truck in flames. Osbrink described the scene as a, “Flash of light, big explosion, lots of fire.”

    “By the time I looked at them [the Marines in the truck,] boom. I opened the door and was on my way,” he said. “It’s hard. I want to believe that I thought of something, but I can’t… I didn’t have time to think.”

    A fellow Marine, 2nd Lt. Muaro Mujica, platoon commander for Weapons Platoon, Lima Company, 3/7, said Osbrink was focused only on helping others that night.

    “It takes some people a second to figure out exactly what they are going to do, Corporal Osbrink dismounts his truck, and he goes directly into the fire,” said Mujica. “There wasn’t anything going through his eyes but trying to save his fellow Marines.”

    As Osbrink pulled the downed Marines to safety, the truck exploded a third time knocking everyone to the ground. Osbrink returned to his feet and ran back into the fire to help more Marines. He provided first aid, applied tourniquets and pulled them into his humvee.

    When it was full, Osbrink got in the back and pulled another Marine into the humvee on top of himself to return as many Marines as possible. He talked to them, held their hands and reassured them through the whole ride.

    “The whole way back I was just, ‘Come on, you’re going to make it,’” he said. “Holding their hands, I wanted them to talk to me, which was the most important thing to me, just to know that they’re still there.”

    Mujica said he was proud to have served with Osbrink.

    “He truly acted beyond the call of duty that day and every day he was in country,” said Mujica. “When bad things happen, you get to see Marines do incredible things. It was an honor and privilege to watch Osbrink that day.”

    The award comes with the memory that every Marine there on Dec. 7 tried to help. Even the Marines who were hurt in the third explosion still tried to help those who were injured before them, said Osbrink.

    “It’s not just about me, it’s about every Marine who was there,” he said. “I don’t want you to think I’m a man amongst men or a hero. Everybody was. Every Marine there that night was a hero.”

    The Portland, Ore., native joined the Marine Corps for the training he would receive before becoming a police officer. Since he was a teenager attending Wilson High School he wanted to join a Special Weapons and Tactics unit. With the skills he would learn from the Marine Corps he hoped to achieve that dream.

    Osbrink is now looking toward the future. He plans to return home with his wife, Kimberly, after leaving the Marines Corps and become a police officer in Vancouver, Wash. There he hopes to fulfill his dream of becoming a member of SWAT.

    http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/ac95bc775efc34c685256ab50049d458/e789c1d2cb72503c8525718f006f7a3f?OpenDocument

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  11. Why was Ryan aiming at the door?It dosen't add up and it never will. Ryan better start talking and try and clear this up so maybe we can move on.I can't walk into Healthy Pet without breaking down. And by the way...God didn't decide that he wanted Kim in heaven...Ryan decided he no longer wanted Kim on earth.I belive this deep in my heart. WE MISS YOU KIM.

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  12. PLEASE TAKE THIS OFF YOUR WEBSITE.
    The case has closed and proven she was not a victim of Domestic Violence.
    http://www.koin.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=d923f25e-1182-4a27-bc0e-9020c683b62b

    There are more deserving women who are actually victims that should be on this Blog. Honor Them.. Not a Accident..

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  13. [Converted from pdf to text]

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    BOB HERMANN
    DISTRICT ATTORNEY
    WASHINGTON COUNTY
    Justice Services Building
    150 N. First Avenue, Suite 300, MS 40
    Hillsboro, Oregon 97124-3002
    (503) 846-8671 FAX: (503)846-3407

    April 18, 2008

    Chief Kent Barker
    Tualatin Police Department
    8650 SW Tualatin Road
    Tualatin, Oregon 97062

    Re: Kimberly Lynn Osbrink - Death Investigation (TUP 07-4714)

    Dear Chief Barker:

    On Sunday, December 16, 2007 at 10:25 p.m. Tualatin Police officers were dispatched to 6935 SW Nyberg Road, Apt. # R203, The 911 caller, Ryan Osbrink, requested immediate medical attention for his wife Kimberly, stating he had accidentally shot her. Dispatch remained on the line with Ryan until police arrived. .

    Police found Kimberly with a gunshot wound to her abdomen. Kimberly was conscious but in great pain. Officer Quinn Black asked Kimberly what had happened. Kimberly responded, "He was practicing, it was an accident." As emergency medical was arriving, two other officers on scene heard Kimberly say, "It was an accident... he didn't mean to do it."

    Kimberly was transported to OHSU where she died at 1:50 a.m. on December 17, 2008. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy on December 17 and determined the cause of death to be a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.

    Tualatin Police Detective Kevin Winfield led the investigation into Kimberly's death. He was assisted by other Tualatin Police officers, as well as Washington County Major Crimes Team detectives from the Forest Grove Police Department and the Washington County Sheriffs Office.

    Ryan Osbrink cooperated completely with the investigators. He provided investigators with repeated access to the scene of the shooting. He provided investigator's with a 'walk-through' of the shooting. He was interviewed/ interrogated extensively. His accounting of what occurred never varied. He provided releases for military, medical and employment records for

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    background investigation. Investigators spoke with employers, friends, relatives and the parents of both Ryan and Kimberly.

    In the end, the investigation revealed no evidence that Ryan intended to injure or cause the death of Kimberly. Both the physical evidence at the scene, and the wound to Kimberly, is consistent with the account given by Ryan. The investigation reveals a happily married young couple with good friends and close, supportive families on both sides.

    I have reviewed the investigation in its entirety. I visited the scene of the shooting with investigators. I have reviewed the Medical Examiner's report as well as Kimberly's OHSU records.

    Most importantly, I have met personally with Kimberly's mother and father. I was quite impressed. They are both remarkable people. Ryan is apart of their family. They continue to maintain a close relationship with Ryan and are doing all they can to help Ryan in reconstructing his life. They think the world of Ryan and would be unhappy and upset to see criminal charges brought against Ryan in the tragic death of Kimberly.

    The State will not pursue criminal charges in this matter.

    There are valid arguments on either side of the issue of bringing negligent homicide or even manslaughter charges in cases involving the unintentional death of loved ones as a result of unsafe practices with handguns. That larger debate will always factor into the decision to pursue, or not to pursue, criminal charges in a particular circumstance. In this case, the decision is clear that the community as a whole would receive no benefit in a criminal prosecution. I not only respect the wishes of Kimberly's parents, but I also agree with their conclusion.

    This letter concludes our review of Kimberly's death.

    Sincerely,

    Roger M. Hanlon
    Chief Deputy District Attorney

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  14. More recent:
    http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2008/04/or-officer-cleared-after-4-months.html

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  15. FYI

    I said I and Kim's friends would not question the shooting while the investigation was ongoing, as I assumed the detectives would be thourough, and I didn't have to worry about the investigation while it was ongoing.

    Just want to be clear on that.

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  16. And now that it's concluded?

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  17. I knew Kim, and I knew Ryan. Ryan was in my unit in Iraq, and we drove together from 29 Palms, CA to Oregon together while I continued to Washington, before we went to Iraq. I spent a lot of time around him, and it is my firm belief that this was an accident. I just found out about this today from the parents of a mutual friend of Ryan's and mine, who died in Iraq. My heart goes out to Ryan, and Ryan and Kim's families. I can only imagine what he must be going through.

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  18. In response to" Please take this post down":

    This whole thing doesnt SMELL RIGHT! Kim deserves a voice....since she is dead and cannot speak. This site can be her voice until the truth is known.

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  19. Although Ryan closed Kimberly's Myspace page so no one can see it after he realized that what he and his sister wrote there the day Kimberly was shot was being seen, he left his open and has quite a lot to say in his blog section about his suffering that he leaves open to be public.

    Ryan
    Ryan Osbrink
    I can't wait to feel your touch again Kimmy
    http://www.myspace.com/196326390
    Last Login: 2/24/2010

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  20. I have it - but don't care to post it publicly here on the blog.

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  21. You need to remove this post. Kim was not a victim of domestic violence. She would be pissed that this is still here. Take this down, please.

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