Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 months
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Shotgun; 20 gauge
Offender: Shot and killed
Patrolman Buckley was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance. As the officers spoke with the female subject the male subject ran from the house with their child and fled in a vehicle.
Patrolman Buckley and his partner pursued the suspect through Jackson at speeds reaching 100-mph. The suspect suddenly stopped and as the patrolmen exited their car the man opened fire with a .20 gauge shotgun. The blast struck Patrolman Buckley in the head, causing a fatal wound. Patrolman Buckley's partner shot and killed the suspect as the man reloaded his weapon.
Patrolman Buckley had served with the agency for only 8 months. He was survived by his expectant wife, parents, and grandmother.