'Today they ride for Grady'

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GLADSTONE, Ore. -- More than 150 Harleys hit the road Saturday afternoon, all riding to remember the man who loved his blue Harley, and rode every chance he had.

August 16th,  members of the Estacada Rural Fire District, along with members of Estacada First Baptist Church and members of the community came out for the first annual Grady Waxenfelter Memorial Ride.

Grady, who was a motorcycle and car enthusiast and devoted family man, was shot to death at Highway 224 and Amisigger Rd. the morning of Thursday, February 6. He was “just doing his job,” his widow told KATU. 

Tedra Waxenfelter told KATU she was humbled to see so many out to remember her husband.

“I think he was just an ordinary man just out doing his job and tragedy just found him.  I think a lot of people feel that.  If it could happen to him it could happen to anybody.  I think a lot of people connect with that in a way,” Waxenfelter said.

The man police say shot and killed her husband, Dirck White,  has not been arrested.  White has a long criminal record in the Seattle-Tacoma area. The last possible sighting was back in April when a tipster in Iowa called state police.   He hasn’t been seen since.