29 May, 2017

MAX stabbing victim was Portland employee, Army veteran | OregonLive.com

MAX stabbing victim was Portland employee, Army veteran | OregonLive.com:

He was headed to his home in Happy Valley when he and two others intervened as a man began hurling epithets at two teenagers aboard a MAX Green Line train, witnesses said. The man then pulled a knife and stabbed the three men, killing two and injuring one.
Best had three teenage sons and a 12-year-old daughter, Austin said.
Best grew up in Oregon, mostly in Salem, and attended Vocational Village High School in Portland.
He met his wife at Portland Community College, and then joined the Army. He said in a voter pamphlet statement that he served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Best retired from the Army as a platoon sergeant for Corps maintenance in 2012 after 23 years in the military. He joined his family in Happy Valley and quickly became frustrated with the county board, in 2014 launching an unsuccessful campaign in which he said he would not accept donations.

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