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Motorcycle Officer Paul Edward Buckley | Homewood Police Department, Illinois Homewood Police Department, Illinois

Motorcycle Officer

Paul Edward Buckley

Homewood Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 19, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 10/18/1920

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Officer Paul Buckley succumbed to injuries suffered the previous day when his police motorcycle was struck by a delivery truck on Dixie Highway as he assisted the Illinois State Police during a vehicle pursuit.

Officer Buckley was transported to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights where he died the following day.

Officer Buckley had served with the Homewood Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and three young children.

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Officer Buckley's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-29-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
January 29, 2017


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