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Beaverton officer shot in the line of duty is back on the job

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Officer Scott Burke (Photo: Beaverton PD) Officer Scott Burke (Photo: Beaverton PD)
Scene of Beaverton officer-involved shooting (July 8, 2015) Scene of Beaverton officer-involved shooting (July 8, 2015)
BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

Less than a month after being shot in the line of duty, a Beaverton police officer was back on the job.

A Beaverton Police Department spokesman said Officer Scott Burke returned to full duty on Aug. 6.

He was involved in a deadly officer-involved shooting at the Hidden Village mobile home park on the 10400 block of Southwest Denney Road on July 8.

A neighbor called 911 to report a disturbance at a home in the park. When officers arrived they attempted to contact the suspect, 59-year-old Michael Westrich.

Investigators said Westrich broke his windows by throwing items through them and then threw bricks at the officers.

Police said he eventually walked onto his porch with a shotgun and opened fire. Police said Burke was hit in the face, shoulder, neck, arm and leg. 

Three officers returned fire and Westrich was killed.

Investigators said Westrich, who lives alone, was the only one in his home when officers arrived.

Burke is the first officer in the history of the Beaverton Police Department to have been shot in the line of duty. 

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