President Obama arrived in Eugene aboard Air Force One and transfered to the Marine One helicopter to make the flight to Roseburg to visit families of the Umpqua Community College shooting.
A 19-year-old woman who was shot several times last week at Umpqua Community College remains hospitalized in critical condition.
President Barack Obama is visiting Roseburg a week after the mass shooting on the Umpqua Community College campus. His arrival was met with mixed reaction from the Roseburg community.
The victims of the deadly Oregon college shooting ranged in age from 18 to 67 and included several freshman students and a teacher.
The small community in Roseburg has come together in countless ways since last week's mass shooting at Umpqua Community College. Justin Troxel and his good friend Mike Smith, the manager of The Steel Outlet in Roseburg, are now creating countless metal signs in the shape of Oregon, featuring a cutout heart in the place of Roseburg.
President Obama was expected to arrive in Eugene midday October 9 and transfer from Air Force 1 to the Marine 1 helicopter that arrived earlier in the week.
Sad, angry and appalled, two dozen Senate democrats led by Oregon's delegation described their frustration in the wake of the tragedy in Roseburg. “Every community could be the next,” said Oregon Senator Jeff Merkeley.
The district attorney heralded the bravery of the two Roseburg Police detectives who took on the Umpqua Community College shooter on October 1.
"Had a heart attack, I guess," he said a month later. "Fell to the ground and after that I don't remember anything." Bob Ackerman collapsed on the dock as he stepped out of his fishing boat September 8.
“We actually found that those airborne particles collected by the filters sucking air out of the room tended to be slightly more identifiable than those some of the settled particles that went into the Petri dish," explained Ashley Bateman, part of the Human Microbial Cloud Study.