Trooper critically injured in Christmas night shooting is talking again, out of ICU

Photo of Trooper Nic Cederberg from Oregon State Police

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon State Police trooper wounded while exchanging gunfire with a murder suspect was able to talk with family members again Wednesday night and was moved out of the ICU a day later.

Trooper Nic Cederberg was critically injured Christmas night while in a shootout with James Tylka, who was shot and killed by officers.

Police say Tylka shot and killed his estranged wife, Kate Armand, after she dropped off their 11-month-old daughter at his King City home.

Cederberg's family members have been keeping the public up-to-date on his condition on his GoFundMe page. A post on Wednesday night said he was able to speak for the first time he was shot. And another post on Thursday night said he had been moved out of the ICU and into a normal patient room.

His brother, Jeff, said Nic was still in pain and will go into surgery Friday morning to fix his broken arm, and "then the major surgeries are over for now."

Nic's family said he thanked every doctor, nurse and support staff that helped save his life. They also said he’s humbled by the outpouring of support from the community following his injury.

Oregon State Police said Cederberg went through his third surgery Wednesday and is on a “good trajectory.”

Officials haven't released details on the shooting, including what injuries Cederberg sustained in the incident.

If you'd like to send well wishes to Nic and his family, you can send them to:


Mail: Oregon State Police
Attention Nic Cederberg
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, Or 97317

Donations can be made through the Oregon State Police Officers Association website.

A candlelight vigil for Cederberg is planned at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2 at the Jessie Mays Community Center on NW Hillcrest Street in North Plains.

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