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Deputy Sheriff Glen Bufford Champaign County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff

Glen Bufford "Bud" Hewerdine

Champaign County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, December 22, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 22 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Convicted of homicide

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Deputy Sheriff Bud Hewerdine was killed when the patrol car he was a passenger in was struck head-on by a drunk driver on State Route 130, seven miles south or Urbana.

The driver of the other car was convicted of reckless homicide and sentenced to serve four months at the Illinois Penal Farm, with two years probation.

Deputy Hewerdine had served with the Champaign County Sheriff's Department for 22 years. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, and two sons.

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Deputy Sheriff Hewerdine's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-05-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
September 6, 2016


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