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Officers in Hillsboro shooting death identified


HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- Officials have released the names of two police officers who fatally shot an armed man in Hillsboro.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Sgt. James Haxton is a 20-year veteran of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Christopher Taaca is a 12-year veteran of the Hillsboro Police Department, and has served 14 years in law enforcement.

The two officers fired the shots that killed Stanley Hayes, 69, of Hillsboro early Thursday.

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