Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 13 years
Badge # 1202
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)
Officer Jack Buffa and Officer Mark Radden were shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity.
Officer Buffa and his partner, who were in plainclothes, were performing a drug raid a home. At the same time as the raid, Officer Radden and his partner, also in plainclothes, were responding to a reports of a shooting at the same home.
Neither pair of officers knew the other was at the home and when they encountered each other shots were exchanged. Officer Radden and Officer Buffa were both fatally wounded.
Officer Buffa had served with the agency for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, brother, and sister.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Police Officer Mark Radden