Enforcement Officer Roderick Henry

Enforcement Officer Roderick Henry

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Wednesday, September 14, 1988

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Roderick Henry

Enforcement Officer Roderick Henry was killed when he was struck by a train while conducting surveillance for illegal fishing activity.

He had climbed onto a railroad trestle near the mouth of the White Salmon River at Underwood, Washington, for a better view of the area when he was struck by a Burlington Northern Railroad freight train. Officer Henry was working in conjunction with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission at the time of his death.

Officer Henry had served in law enforcement for five years. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Washington

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I could not pass this remembrance without commenting on the post of Officer Roderick Henry's sister. You will see your brother again. Guaranteed by Jesus himself. Sept 14, 1988 was a sad day for your family, but not for Roderick Henry. He found himself in the presence of God.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

September 14, 2018

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