Staff of Veterans Legacy
Dan Buckwald graduated from Mapleton High School and joined the U.S. Air Force soon after. He served in the 92nd Security Police Squadron at Fairchild AFB in Spokane, Wash., from 1984 to 1988. He was deployed to Palermo Air Base in Honduras in 1987. Dan joined the Lane County Sheriff’s Office in February of 1989 as a Deputy Sheriff in the Adult Corrections Facility. He spent 13 years of his 29 years at the Sheriff’s Inmate Work Camp, now known as Camp Alma. Dan was promoted and oversaw all operations of the work camp to include housing, work crews, gardens and 100 men housed at the camp. Dan promoted through the ranks to Jail Commander, where he emphasized the importance of fostering relationships in the community and creating inmate programming inside the facility with specific attention to the mentally ill population.