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Burright memorial service scheduled Aug. 25 in Salem

A memorial service for retired Oregon State Police Sergeant John Burright will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the Salem Armory, 2310 17th St. NE.

The service is open to the public.

Burright died May 4 after what an Oregon State Police release called a "nearly 20-year battle" following a tragic September 4, 2001, incident on Interstate 5 between Linn and Marion counties. The then-41-year-old Burright was on a ride-along with Albany Police officer Jason Horeauf when they stopped to assist a disabled motorist. Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Maria Mignano, then patrolling the area...