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Patrolman Carl Dale Buckland | Beckley Police Department, West Virginia Beckley Police Department, West Virginia


Carl Dale Buckland

Beckley Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, August 26, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Buckland was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on South Fayette Street. Patrolman Buckland had made initial contact with the driver and then walked around to speak with the passenger as his partner approached the driver. Patrolman Buckland asked the passenger, who had just been picked up by the driver while hitch-hiking, to step out of the car.

As Patrolman Buckland searched the passenger he located a small jar of moonshine. As he told his partner what he found the suspect suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Patrolman Buckland in the chest. The man then fired at the other officer, who retreated to a vacant lot for cover. The other officer was able to return fire and struck the suspect in the head, killing him.

Patrolman Buckland was transported to Raleigh General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Patrolman Buckland was survived by his wife and 5-year-old daughter.

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I'll never be brave as you and will never be as tough but I've got your back. You'll always be remembered and celebrate by me on my personal Facebook page.

Civilian Chris Barnes
August 26, 2016


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