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.