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Officer Down: Senior Trooper William Hakim
This undated photograph provided by the Oregon State Police shows Senior Trooper William Hakim of the Oregon State Police. Hakim, 51, was one of two people killed Friday afternoon, Dec. 12, 2008, in a bomb explosion at a bank in Woodburn, Ore. Bomb squad officer Hakim had plenty of experience and sound judgment. It makes his death in a bomb explosion at a small town bank all the more shocking and puzzling. (AP Photo/Oregon State Police)
By William McCall
PORTLAND, Ore. — By all accounts, Bill Hakim was one of those solid cops with plenty of experience and sound judgment who other police officers depend on to make a tough decision, especially on the bomb squad.
It makes his death in a bomb explosion at a small town bank all the more shocking and puzzling to the law enforcement community he served as a senior trooper for the Oregon State Police.