Child support awarded to estranged wife of OSP officer involved in criminal investigation
PORTLAND, Ore. – A judge awarded an Oregon State Police officer’s estranged wife spousal and child support of more than $3,700 a month on March 29. Capt. Bill Fugate, who serves as an Oregon State Police public information officer, was accused of domestic violence in February.
Fugate’s estranged wife filed for a divorce on Jan. 23.
According to court documents, she also filed a restraining order in Deschutes County against him on Feb. 28.
"He has been violent with me and made threats against himself in the past," Fugate's estranged wife wrote in the restraining order, adding he had access to multiple firearms.
"He came into the home very late at night, took my phone and held me there. He had a gun and I feared that he would shoot me," she wrote. "He has a history of being abusive, it is escalating out of control."
The order prohibited Fugate from contacting his wife in person, by phone, by text, by electronic methods or by mail. He was also prohibited from buying or possessing any firearms or ammunition.
The judge approved the spousal and child support with the assumption that the children will spend half the year with their mother and half the year with their father.
According to court documents, Fugate’s gross monthly income is $10,300.00
OSP placed Fugate on paid administrative leave during the criminal investigation.