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Officer John Buck | San Jose Police Department, California San Jose Police Department, California


John Buck

San Jose Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 5, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 16

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/27/1933

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer John Buck succumbed to wounds sustained one month earlier when he was shot by a parolee during a traffic stop. Another officer returned fire wounding the shooter. The shooter and the shooter's cousin were both arrested at the scene and charged with murder. The officers stopped the suspects because they had just robbed an ice cream parlor.

The guman was convicted of first degree murder on July 3, 1933, and sentenced to life in Folsom Prison. His accomplice was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to San Quentin Prison.

Officer Buck had served with the agency for 3 years.

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