State police update Oregon on injured trooper's condition

Oregon State Trooper Nic Sederberg (Courtesy OSP)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon State Police held a press conference on the condition of Trooper Nic Cederberg at Oregon Health and Sciences University at 2 p.m Tuesday.

Cederberg was in and out of surgery for the life-threatening gunshot wounds he received confronting James Tylka, who is also suspected of murdering his estranged wife.

Tylka was killed in the shootout.

Oregon State Police said Tuesday that trooper Cederberg went into his second surgery at Oregon Health and Science University Tuesday and has started a "long road to recovery."

Officials said Cederberg has been with the department for 7 years and is an Army veteran.

State police spokesman Bill Fugate said Cederberg was shot multiple times and "has not had the ability to speak. " Officials haven't released a description of his injuries, citing the family's privacy.

“After his surgery yesterday he woke up, looked at his wife, and gave her a high-five,” said Fugate. " As an example of his humility, he was able to communicate to his family after his first surgery, 'I just did my job.'”

Cederberg was shot and critically injured by a man suspected in the shooting death of his estranged wife. The suspect was shot and killed while engaged in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement.

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