|News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: November 29th, 2011 3:25 PM
Department of Corrections' Correctional Officer Buddy Herron Killed
While reporting to duty late in the evening on Monday, November 28th, Correctional Officer Buddy Herron was assaulted and killed. He stopped to assist what looked like a stranded motorist northeast of Pendleton and was assaulted; he passed away at a local hospital early Tuesday morning. A suspect is in custody and the Oregon State Police are investigating.
Buddy had been a Correctional Officer with Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution since December of 2007. He was also a volunteer firefighter for the Helix, Oregon Fire Department.
Contact Info: Jennifer Black, Department of Corrections 503-570-6416