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'Good Samaritan' Corrections Officer Slain

November 29, 2011  | 

An Oregon correctional officer was killed late Monday, when he stopped to help a stranded motorist near Pendleton in the eastern section of the state, reports The Oregonian.

Officer Buddy Herron was assaulted and killed along Highway 11 at 11 p.m. Monday. Officer Herron, 42, was en route to his shift at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution.

Portland resident Joshua Charles Weeks, 22, was arrested about two hours later near Hermiston after a chase in the pickup. On his Facebook page, Weeks acknowledges spending time in jail and adds: "I have suffered through a pretty intense meth addiction and I am workin a 12 step" program.

Officer Herron leaves behind four children.


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Morning Eagle @ 11/30/2011 2:51 AM

Rest in Peace Officer Herron and may your family find some kind of solace as they spend this coming holiday season without you.

Why was Weeks only arrested? Why is he still alive? The state of Oregon is unlikely to ever deliver the kind of justice he has earned. Meth addiction is no excuse even if the poor slob has "suffered" because of it. He made the choice to use it in the first place and his claim of suffering does not justify this kind of act against someone who only stopped to assist him.

ofc. harris @ 11/30/2011 7:04 AM

RIP OFFICER HERRON!

It is sad this happens when you are upholding your moral character even off duty.

God bless his entire family. A blue light goes out to all who gave their life to help another.

a.duarte @ 11/30/2011 10:54 AM

REST IN PEACE OFFICER HERRON!!! MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND JUSTICE SERVED ON THE COWARD BOTH HERE AND THE LIFE AFTER!!!!! GOD BLESS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE AND COMMITMENT!!!!

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