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.
After visiting the the families of the victims of the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, President Obama returned to the Roseburg airport and departed aboard Marine One, bound for the Eugene Airport where Air Force One was waiting for him.
President Obama returned to the Eugene Airport aboard Marine One and then boarded Air Force One, en route to Seattle. The president visited Roseburg to meet with the families of the victims of the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College.
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.
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.