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Patrolman Charles Ray Buckley, Jr. | Jackson Police Department, Mississippi Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

Patrolman

Charles Ray Buckley, Jr.

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Sunday, March 14, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 8 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 20 gauge

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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You are my cousin. I never got to know you. But Papaw Jimmie told me you were a great man. The world lost an honorable man to soon.

Lydia Berry Deptuy Court Clerk
Brandon Police Department
May 16, 2016

 

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