Rafting accident kills off-duty deputy in eastern Oregon

Courtesy Umatilla Co. Sheriff's Office
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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — An eastern Oregon law enforcement deputy has been killed while off-duty in a rafting accident near Minam State Park in Wallowa County.

Umatilla County Deputy Jason Post died after he and three other adults were thrown from their raft and Post was unable to reach the shore.

His body was found shortly afterward.

The other three people survived.

A spokesperson said Post served as a deputy at the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office for the past decade.

He left in April to join Umatilla County Parole and Probation as a senior deputy and to spend more time with his wife and their baby girl.

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