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Federal agencies suspect an arson at a law enforcement officer's home may be linked to recent protests in Portland.

JONATHAN LEVINSON/OPB - A Portland police officer, right, covers their nametag during a protest against police brutality and racial violence on June 15. Police leadership says officers can cover their names, but protesters fear it will make identifying officers who have mistreated them more difficult.
Federal law enforcement agencies are investigating a fire in Washington County that took place outside a law enforcement officer's home Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The fire was arson and burned a vehicle, according to a spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Law enforcement said they were still investigating, but believe the incident may be linked to recent protests in Portland and could be a form of intimidation.

"There's concern in this case that the officer was surveilled and followed home," one law enforcement officer with knowledge of the investigation told OPB.

During the summer, protesters and activists have regularly photographed and videotaped people leaving federal office buildings in the downtown core.

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