Officer Christopher Kilcullen

28 04 2011

The Eugene Police Dept. hired Chris Kilcullen as a police officer in March 1998. During his 12-year career with EPD, Officer Kilcullen received more than 85 commendations. Those commendations repeatedly cited Officer Kilcullen’s exemplary professional demeanor and positive interactions with the public he served, even in the most stressful circumstances.

Chris Kilcullen was appointed to the EPD Rapid Deployment Unit in 2003 and earned an Advanced Certificate as a Certified Police Officer in 2004. In May 2004 and again in June 2008, he was awarded EPD Employee of the month for having the highest activity level of any EPD patrol officer, based on the number of investigations, arrests, traffic citations and field interviews officers complete.

Officer Kilcullen served in the Special Operations, Traffic Enforcement Unit since 2005. He was a long time member of the EPD Negotiation Team from 2002 to 2011 and in 2008, he joined the Crisis Intervention Team and is credited with saving many lives as a member of that team.

Officer Kilcullen had a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and psychology. Before joining the EPD, he worked in youth social services, was a radio disc jockey, and worked as a recreation activity leader.

Celebration of Life Service Information

A celebration of life service with full honors for Officer Kilcullen will be held at 2 p.m., Friday April 29, in the Matthew Knight Arena. This service is open to the public and seating will open at 12:30 PM. Please remember: No back packs, no large bags, no photos or videos, and no flowers.

Where You Can Watch the Celebration of Life Service

The following media outlets have indicated they will be broadcasting live,  and/or streaming video over the internet, the Celebration of Life Service of Officer Christopher Kilcullen.

Broadcasting full service live on television:

  • KVAL
  • KMTR
  • KEZI

Broadcasting live on radio:

  • KPNW

Internet streaming video:

To get more information:  www.eugene-or.gov/kilcullen
From our Executive Team Members:
This has been a tough week for all of us and tomorrow will be an opportunity to come together to honor Chris and all of our co-workers and friends in EPD and the City of Eugene.  We expect that everyone will do this in different ways and we honor and respect those decisions.
Once again we want to emphasize how much we appreciate all the effort that is going into making this a memorable event for the family, employees and the community.
Thanks.
Executive Team Members:
 Jon Ruiz, City Manager
Sarah Medary, Assistant City Manager and Planning & Development
Glenn Klein, City Attorney
Kristie Hammitt, Central Services
Chief Randy Groves, Fire and EMS
Renee Grube, Library, Recreation and Cultural Services
Chief Pete Kerns, Police
Kurt Corey, Public Works

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