Rick Best


Age: 53

retired U.S. Army veteran and onetime candidate for Clackamas County commissioner who had made an unsuccessful attempt to run in the non-partisan race for a seat on the Board of Commissioners in nearby Clackamas County, Oregon as a Republican in 2014, but who had refused to accept campaign donations because he wasn't elected that time and later began working as a technician for the city of Portland's Bureau of Development Services since January 2015 after 23 years in the military service as a platoon sergeant for Corps maintenance that included tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before retiring in 2012.

Cause of Death: Stabbed to death in a racist train attack

Born: February 7, 1964

Died: May 26, 2017

Portland, Oregon