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Officer names released in hotel shooting

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ST. HELENS, OR (KPTV) -

The names of the officers who shot a man during a confrontation at a local hotel have been released.

The officers have been identified as Sergeant Rick Graham and Officer Stephanie Lavalle with the St. Helens Police Department, and Columbia County sheriff's deputy Bill Hass and reserve deputy Tyler Miller. 

Police say Rogelio Martinez charged at officers with a knife outside the Best Western in St. Helens on Saturday.

When a taser didn't stop him, the officers said they had to shoot Martinez.

He remains hospitalized in critical condition.  

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