Portland Police Bureau Officer Thomas Layton Jeffries murdered by criminal illegal alien in July 1997

Portland Police Bureau Officer Thomas Layton Jeffries murdered by criminal illegal alien in July 1997

July 26, 2019

A look back at foreign national crime (criminal alien) history in the state of Oregon, on Sunday, July 20, 1997 Eufronio Hernandez-Hernandez (SID: 12371205; DOB: 06/08/1977) shot Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Officer Thomas Layton Jeffries, age 35. Officer Jeffries died from his injuries the next day on Monday, July 21, 1997.

Some background information on the shooting incident that took the life of Portland Police Bureau Officer Thomas Layton Jefferies:

Portland Police Bureau Officer Jefferies was killed in the line of duty while trying to arrest Eufronio Hernandez-Hernandez who was wanted in connection with shooting a seven year old child. PPB Officer Jefferies was backing up another police officer when Jefferies was shot as he exited his patrol car. Although mortally wounded, PPB Officer Jefferies was able return gun fire wounding Eufronio Hernandez-Hernandez in the leg.

Eufronio Hernandez-Hernandez’s case was prosecuted in Multnomah County, Oregon.

In late 1998 in a Multnomah County Circuit Court room Eufronio Hernandez-Hernandez was sentenced to life without parole in prison for killing PPB Officer Thomas Layton Jefferies along with other crimes (three counts of Aggravated Murder, three counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Assault in the First Degree).

Currently Eufronio Hernandez-Hernandez is incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) located near Umatilla, Oregon.

Wanting to know the actual current immigration status of Eufronio Hernandez-Hernandez, I contacted via e-mail on Friday, May 4, 2018 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Public Affairs Officer Carissa Cutrell to investigate if Hernandez-Hernandez was illegally present in the United States of America when he murdered PPB Officer Jefferies.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 9, 2018 here is what ICE Public Affairs Officer Carissa Cutrell had to say via e-mail in response to my inquiry for information on Eufronio Hernandez-Hernandez:

“In November 1998, the Immigration and Naturalization Service lodged a detainer with the Oregon Correctional Institute on Euphronio Hernandez-Hernandez, an illegally present citizen and national of Mexico, after he was convicted of multiple crimes, including aggravated murder, attempt to commit murder and assault in the first degree.” – Carissa Cutrell, ICE Public Affairs Officer.

“FOR BACKGROUND: In 2003, when the Department of Homeland Security was created, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and U.S. Customs Service merged to become U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Detainers lodged by the former INS are still valid under ICE.” – ICE Public Affairs.

Analysis of the preceding information:

The statement from ICE Spokesperson Carissa Cutrell reveals a significant fact about the immigration status of Eufronio Hernandez-Hernandez; Euphronio Hernandez-Hernandez was a Mexican national illegally present in the United States of America on Sunday, July 20, 1997 when he shot and fatally wounded Portland Police Bureau Officer Thomas Layton Jeffries.

Mexican national Eufronio Hernandez-Hernandez on June 1, 2019 was one of the 131 criminal aliens in the Oregon Department of Corrections prison system incarcerated for the crime of homicide.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico on were 100 of 131 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 76.34 percent of the alien inmates in the state’s prisons for homicidal crimes.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

 

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