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Reserve Police Officer James Michael Buffum | Topeka Police Department, Kansas Topeka Police Department, Kansas

Reserve Police Officer

James Michael Buffum

Topeka Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Saturday, September 13, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Reserve Police Officer James Buffum suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with a subject he had just arrested for disorderly conduct.

The man slammed Officer Buffum against a wall during the struggle. Officer Buffum was able to subdue the subject and place him in custody. He suddenly collapsed as he completed paperwork.

Officer Buffum had served with the Topeka Police Department for two years.

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Officer Buffum,
On today, the 42nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Topeka. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
September 13, 2017

 

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