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

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

December 5, 2011

May you rest in peace with our other fallen heros . God bless you and be forever in comfort for your family !

P.O Thomas Daniel Sh # 31036
NYPD ( retired)

December 4, 2011

RIP Officer Herron. Thank you for your dedication and service. May God look over and comfort your family during such a difficult time.

Lieutenant Felstead
Federal Bureau of Prisons

December 4, 2011

God Bless You Officer Herron. May God be with your family, and friends.

Chris Walley
Former Deputy/Jail Officer

December 4, 2011

May the higher powers of the most high God grant peace and comfort to your family during their time of sorrow.


December 4, 2011

I had the pleasure of working with Buddy, he was always positive, I learned a lot from him, I am absolutely devistated that this happened, he did not deserve this at all... Rest well friend..

ex CO

December 4, 2011

Rest In Peace Brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Sgt. Jarrod Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

December 4, 2011

What a senseless and cruel murder. My prayers are with your family and friends. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayettevile, AR P.D.

December 4, 2011

RIP Officer Herron. Thank You for your service.

SO. Garcia H.
Federal Bureau of Prisons

December 4, 2011

Another sad story of an exceptional person killed trying to make a difference in someone else's life. The sad part is Officer Herron did what any person in Eastern Oregon would do to help another stranded motorist out. My heart and prayers go out to this family who live near my home town of Pendleton, may God grant you peace in this time of sorrow.

Sergeant Eugene Larkin
Oregon Department of Corrections CCCF

December 3, 2011



December 3, 2011

I am so sad for your family and co-workers. You must have been an amazing husband,father and friend. Stopping to help and trying to do the right thing. May the great spirit surround you all. Lean on one another in this time of need and remember Buddy is watching down on each of you still. My prayers are with you all.

C.O. S Halitzka

December 3, 2011

My heart goes out to the family..............What was a act of kindness turned out to be a will be greatly missed by your family and friends.

Officer Sheryll Morris (retired)
EOCI Pendleton Oregon

December 3, 2011

Your tour duty is completed, well done thou good and faithful servant. Our prayers are now for your Wife and Children who we give over God for his Grace and direction.

Lt. James Brooks
Michigan Dept. of Corrections(retired)

December 3, 2011

thank you for your service Officer Herron, although i did not know you personaly i do know that you are a great man for trying to help someone in need on your way to work, and for that person to take you from your family and your friends. just know that he was caught and will pay the price for what he did. may your rest in peace and continue to watch over us from heaven. and may the lords hand over your family in this time of need

officer powell
oregon department of corrections

December 3, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother....

OFC. Burns
Bureau Of Prisons

December 3, 2011

"Moreover you shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death, but he shall surely be put to death."~ Numbers 35:31

God speed brother, and though it doesn't take the place of your presence; may your children always remember your good heart, dedication, and bravery.

Police Officer, J. Taylor
Austin, TX PD and fellow sister

December 3, 2011

I worked with Buddy a few years at Arizona Department of Corrections before he had moved to Oregon. We had many great conversations about life and the job. Aside from the usual complaints about administration that many of us brothers and sisters always have, I never heard him complain about anything. Always ready to do the job and help others. He was so happy when he found out he got the job in Oregon and was preparing to move. He knew it was going to be a better life for him and his family. I did not realize until I read this article that it had been four years since I saw him. Seems like yesterday. May he rest in peace, and he watch over his family from above. It was a pleasure knowing and serving with you.

Correctional Officer Tom Blessie
Arizona Department of Corrections

December 3, 2011

Rest in Peace Officer Herron

Chief Storie
Otis Police Dept, Kansas

December 2, 2011

Quoting the closing lines from a Correctional Officers poem.

There was silence all around the Throne, where the Saints often trod. As the Correctional Officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, Correctional Officer, you've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets, you've done your time in Hell."

R.I.P. Brother

C/O 2 D. Watkins
Stafford Creek Corrections Center WA DOC

December 2, 2011

Now that you are with St. Michael-rest easy knowing your work is done-we will carry on for you. God Bless.

Detention Deputy
Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office (FL)

December 2, 2011

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

December 2, 2011

Rest In peace Officer Herron. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers . You Will never be forgotten.

Sergeant Jeff T Herrmann
Coyote Ridge Correctional Facility WA.DOC

December 2, 2011

Heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Buddy Ray Herron.

God Speed Brother

Sgt. Patrick Hanson
Fresno County Sheriff's Office

December 2, 2011

I had the distinct privilege of meeting Buddy when we were in the academy together. He was always there with a smile and willing to help anyone who needed it. A senseless act committed against Buddy, but he was doing what he always did...helping his fellow man. Buddy will be missed and can never be replaced. All we can do is try to carry on and never let his memory be forgotten. RIP, Buddy. You served well.

Officer Joseph Johnson
Oregon Dept. of Corrections-SRCI

December 2, 2011

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