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Multnomah County Deputy Knocked Unconscious While Trying to Break up a Drunken Fight

Officers responded to reports of an “extremely intoxicated” group fighting at Troutdale’s Edgefield

McMenamins Edgefield
McMenamins Edgefield
McMenamins Edgefield [Official Photo]
Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

A Multnomah County deputy ended up in the hospital after trying to break up a brawl at McMenamins Edgefield Saturday night, July 10.

According to a public statement from the Multnomah County sheriff’s office, officers responded to reports of a physical fight at the Troutdale resort involving approximately four men and three women. According to the statement, the people were “extremely intoxicated,” refused to leave the property, and allegedly threatened staff. When a deputy arrived on the scene to break up the brawl in the parking lot, the customers hit the officer on the face several times until the deputy became unconscious. The group continued to fight with other officers until all of the individuals were detained. Multnomah County deputies booked Alverta Rosales and Jose Dolores Martinez Calixto for assaulting a public safety officer and resisting arrest.

The responding deputy, brought to the hospital with head injuries, has since been released and is recovering at home. The Multnomah County sheriff’s office did not release the injured officer’s name. Another deputy reported injuries on his arms and legs, receiving medical attention on the scene. Mitchell Calixto, who was issued a criminal citation for assaulting a public safety officer and resisting arrest, was transported to the hospital for injuries and has since been released. The investigation is ongoing, and more charges may be filed in the coming days.

McMenamins Edgefield — a hotel and resort built from housing that was historically used as a “poor farm” in the early 20th century — is home to 11 restaurants, bars, and cafes, including a winery tasting room, distillery bar, and pool hall. This weekend, Edgefield hosted its annual brewfest, which had been rescheduled after last month’s heat wave. It’s unclear if the patrons involved in the brawl were leaving the event.

Two deputies injured while breaking up fight in Troutdale, three suspects facing charges [Official]
McMenamins melee hospitalizes Multnomah County sheriff’s deputy; 3 arrested [O]
Multnomah County deputies assaulted while breaking up fight at McMenamins Edgefield [KATU]