Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers

The Graveyard Shift offers our condolences to the family of this brave officer.

Correctional Officer Buddy Ray Herron, 42

Oregon Department of Corrections

November 29, 2011 – At approximately 11:00 pm, Corrections Officer Buddy Ray Herron was on his way to work the graveyard shift at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution when he stopped to assist what he thought was a stranded motorist. Instead, the man was a parole violator who fatally stabbed Officer Herron and then stole his vehicle. It was learned later that the suspect was involved in an earlier burglary and had previously stolen and possibly crashed the car spotted by Officer Heron.

Officer Herron is survived by his wife and four children.

A bouquet of flowers lay at the site where Officer Herron was fatally stabbed – photo

Murderer Joshua Weeks

Admitted meth addict Joshua Weeks has confessed to killing Officer Buddy Ray Herron. During his confession, he offered no motive for the senseless murder.

* 2011 line-of-duty deaths – 144