Police Officer Gary Jonathan Buro

Police Officer Gary Jonathan Buro

Chesterfield County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, May 4, 2006

Gary Jonathan Buro

Officer Gary Buro was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a domestic dispute on Totty Street in Ettrick.

As the two officers entered the home the male subject immediately opened fire, killing Officer Buro and wounding his partner. Despite being shot five times, his partner was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Buro had only served with the Chesterfield County Police Department for fives months. He had previously served with the New York City Police Department for six years, the Lantana, Florida, Police Department for five years, and as a military policeman in the United States Marine Corps for four years.

Officer Buro was a widower and is survived by his parents, sister, and brother.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 15 years, 6 months
  • Badge 124
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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God bless Gary, his family and his partner Joe Diman. Joe presented in a session this afternoon at the VALEAC conference and he did a tremendous job sharing the details of the event and how he dealt with the devastating affects of the tragic event. Joe did an admirable job honoring the life and memory of his partner and friend by touching so many through his presentation. So sorry it happened but very glad I was able to attend the presentation and that I could participate in honoring Gary and Joe. God bless and thank you.

Sheriff Joe McLaughlin
New Kent County Sheriff’s Office

October 24, 2017

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