Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Buddy Ray Herron

Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Buddy Ray Herron

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 21, 2018

Thank you for serving in our Navy and our police department. So sorry that your family lost such a good person who meant very much to them. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

March 26, 2016

Thank you for your valiant service, and may you fly on the wings of angels. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace, my brother.

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Robbie Railton
Callaway County, Missouri Sheriff's Office

September 29, 2012

Being a CO and also a volunteer firefighter, I felt the pain of your passing on two fronts. Your selfless devotion to the welfare of those in need will never be forgotten. May the angels greet you with God's grace and I know I will see you when my own bell tolls.

Senior Officer Spec. Mike Michaelson
Federal Bureau of Prisons

September 2, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 24, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Herron. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Buddy he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Buddy's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Buddy's life was about so much more than the way he died. Buddy will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Herron, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been nine years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

February 2, 2012

My thoughts are with the family, as someone whom also lives in Pendleton and has a job to protect the people in the town I live in. I really hate to say this but this has really showen how perison guards are heros to, I mean I have a uncle whom works at the same preison that Buddy did, and i really did not give him any credt for what he does, and after the hurt that this town has gone thru because of this, it really makes you wounder if you should ever help anyone out?

Shelby Walman
Pendleton citizen

January 25, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to Buddy's family and work colleagues. I am a senior Prison Officer in the UK and know first hand what we face daily and the bravery it takes to go to work and deal with prisoners, to protect our loved ones and keep the streets safe by keeping in custody those committed by the courts. God bless.

Senior Officer D Pittman
HM Prison Service. UK

January 5, 2012

I enjoyed working with "Herron" on graves at Perryville while he was with ADC. I'm sorry he had to go out like that. God Bless.

Temple - Officer
AZ Dept. of Corrections

December 29, 2011

To the family and friends of Correctional Officer Buddy Herron , his fellow officers, and most especially to CO Buddy Herron:

We honor your service to your community and state as a correctional officer and to your country as a veteran. You will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Buddy was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Buddy's family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of distinquished service Buddy gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 29, 2011.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 19, 2011

Officer Herron,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO-but also for your service to our Country when you served in the USNR and to your community as a volunteer firefighter as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



December 16, 2011

Rest in peace, Correctional Officer Herron. My family holds yours in our prayers.

A. Harrison, SrPO, County of San Diego
and mother of SDPD officer

December 12, 2011

Thank you for your selfless service to this nation. You were a hero in so many ways. May you Rest in Peace.

Family of CCPD, Ca Ofc.

December 10, 2011

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the department, and those served, at the loss of this officer. May faith, family, friends and time join to ease the pain of everyone at this loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this officer chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, and your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will continue the Watch!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI

December 10, 2011

My sympathy goes out to Herron family and friends, Be at peace brother and know that your lost will not go in vain.
Rest in Peace.

Correctional Officer Jeff Carter
Federal Bureau of Prisons (Florida)

December 9, 2011

A senseless loss. R.I.P. brother and may you never be forgotten.

Deputy William Hultman
Richmond County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Team (Augusta, Ga)

December 8, 2011

My heart goes out to his wife and childen and his department. The loss of a good man is difficult to bear. RIP Officer Herron.

Robina Browne, Hawaii
Mother to Dep. Sheriff D Browne Sanchez - EOW 2/10/2011

December 7, 2011

Godspeed Brother, you fought the good fight and for that we are all grateful...


K. Jarrell

December 6, 2011

God bless the family, friends & the Department of this true hero. May the family some day warm the self in the jpknwledge they were loved by a selfless hero.

Mother of a Sergeant

December 6, 2011

You have walked a beat that most couldn't . Now it is time for you to walk a beat that most do not deserve. May you rest in peace brother.

Recreation Specialist J. Hendricks
Federal Bureau of Prisons

December 6, 2011

Rest in peace, C/O Herron. You are truly a hero and your dedication and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

December 6, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD

December 6, 2011

You have made us proud. I am blessed to be on your team Buddy. You were not only a great officer but a wonderful person. Thank you to you and your family.

Officer S.Arns


December 6, 2011

My thoughts & prayers go out for the family & co-workers of Officer Johnson. R.I.P. my 'fellow officer'!

R A HESS C.O. II Retired
Roxbury Correctional Inst / MD DoC

R A HESS C.O. II Retired
Roxbury Correctional Inst / MD DoC

December 5, 2011

A heart of gold stopped beating, two shining eyes at rest, God broke our hearts to prove, he only takes the best. Rest in Peace Officer Herron, we have the tier now….. may our Lord bless those you left behind....

Lt. Brian R. Kitto
Oregon Department of Corrections / PRCF

December 5, 2011

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