BARTON, Ore. -- Multiple law enforcement agencies have "all hands on deck" as they furiously search Friday for a suspected killer who shot a Clackamas County weighmaster at point-blank range Thursday morning.
The suspect, 41-year-old Dirck Morgan White of Edgefield, Wash. (pictured), is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, authorities said.
White was described as a Hispanic man, 6-feet-tall and weighing 190 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. Deputies said he has an extensive criminal record.
The victim in the shooting was identified as county weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter, the sheriff's office said.
Waxenfelter was shot and killed just before 11 a.m. when he pulled over a commercial truck on Highway 224 near Southeast Amisigger Road.
A young man was on a ride-along with Waxenfelter and saw the shooting, witnesses said. The suspect left the scene and was not located.
A photo of White's car (Wash. lic. ANB 7070) was released Friday morning.
Waxenfelter started working for Clackamas County in 1987 as a mechanic, was promoted to senior mechanic in 1999 and had served as a weighmaster since 2005, according to Sgt. Dan Kraus with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
"The sheriff's office offers its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers," Kraus said.