OSHA fines Clackamas Co over Waxenfelter murder

Grady Waxenfelter was 46

Grady Waxenfelter, a weighmaster for Clackamas County, was gunned down on Highway 224 by a truck driver, Feb. 6, 2014 (Courtesy photo)
Grady Waxenfelter, a weighmaster for Clackamas County, was gunned down on Highway 224 by a truck driver, Feb. 6, 2014 (Courtesy photo)

CLACKAMAS, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The State of Oregon fined Clackamas County $2100 after the investigation into the murder of weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter in February.

An OSHA report said Waxenfelter and other weighmasters were never trained by the county in police-style chases.

Waxenfelter, 46, was shot in the head after a brief pursuit of a truck hauling firewood. As he approached, the driver — believed to be Dirck Morgan White — pulled out a handgun and shot Waxenfelter.

The OSHA report quesitons why weighmasters drive unmarked cars which could “easily be mistaken for a police vehicle.”

The report also criticizes Clackamas County for having unarmed weighmasters wear uniforms which “resembled those worn by sworn police officers.”

White remains at large.

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