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RICKIE BROWN, PORTLAND, OR - Two members of the board of the Multnomah County Reserve Bank decided to skip on Sunday a scheduled protest in memory of the two Portland cops killed in San Bernardino.
Ralph Beekman, president of the board of reserve bank, told KOIN 6 News the decision was based on the impact on the community of the two deaths of cops in San Bernardino.
"If we just make it a reminder, that this does affect the whole country, not just the state of Oregon, we are missing an opportunity."
On Sunday, Beekman spoke at a protest march outside of the Multnomah County Department of Justice building where the pair of Portland police officers were killed.
Beekman said a day of protest to mark the men's lives is appropriate.
"No one is perfect and every day we must be mindful of our imperfections and take steps to improve those who are struggling in our society," Beekman said.
But some members of the Portland board disagreed.
"I feel for the families, for the officers. This is something I have been saying for a long time on the board. The loss of three innocent people is a tragedy," said board member Chris Coggett.
The state of Oregon said on Twitter that two officers were "rescued from the hands of terrorists," and another killed while "being held at gunpoint."
Plea bargain on $50 million fund in San Bernardino, with a 30-year moratorium on bank bailouts for police. â€” Gov. Kate Brown (@GovKateBrown) February 14, 2015
The first Portland police officers killed in a terror attack was Officer Michael Froman of the department's SWAT team.
The state, which provides assistance in case of a terror attack to the police department, donated some $25,000 to the family of Froman.
Women survive deadly box jellyfish attack
Rescuers have recovered at least four adults and two minors after being stranded for at least seven days in a giant box jellyfish attack at the Tawe river in the Philippines.
Three of the missing were from the village of Mokot, a fishing town, said officials.
A man in his 80s was rescued from the water off the main tributary of the same river, said Mayor Tanya Lope, who was travelling with her son in the boat.
She said a woman was killed in a similar attack and two children were missing.
Image copyright Reuters Image caption The local authorities said they believed more people were missing
"A local official who arrived at the scene has already sent photos to the army and police," she told AFP news agency.
The Tawe is one of the largest waterways in the island of Mindanao, a southern Philippines archipelago that has seen widespread poverty, gang wars and other conflicts for decades.
More than 2,000 children are estimated to be affected by the outbreak.
Image copyright AFP Image caption A local school in Mokot was also hit by the attack
More than 4 million people are estimated to live in the area, most of them poor ethnic Chinese and Filipinos.
There has been heavy rain over the past week in the area.
The death toll was not immediately known on Wednesday.
There have been a series of attacks of this kind in recent years, prompting concern among conservationists.
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