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Constable Wilson Charles Buffington | Simpson County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Simpson County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Constable

Wilson Charles Buffington

Simpson County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Thursday, June 16, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: Not available

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Constable Buffington was shot and killed by a man who was angry with the constable for arresting him for public drunkenness a week earlier. The suspect was apprehended, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life.

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Constable Buffington your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to Simpson County and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
June 16, 2016

 

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