Patrolman Roy W. Buckner, Jr.

Patrolman Roy W. Buckner, Jr.

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, November 11, 1968

Roy W. Buckner, Jr.

Patrolman Roy Buckner succumbed to injuries sustained one month earlier when he was involved in a motor scooter accident while escorting a city fire truck.

The driver of the fire truck swerved left to avoid an open manhole cover. Patrolman Buckner also swerved left to avoid being struck by the truck, but struck a parked car. He was transported to a local hospital and remained there until he died.

Patrolman Buckner is survived by his daughter and son.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 13, 1968

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Roy W. Buckner, Jr. of the Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 47 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

November 11, 2017

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