Officer Brett C. Buckmister

Officer Brett C. Buckmister

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, March 21, 2000

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Brett C. Buckmister

Officer Brett Buckmister was killed after being involved in a two-car collision on U.S. 89 north of Bitter Springs, Arizona.

He was en route to an accident during a snowstorm when a van struck his patrol car on the passenger side. Three people in the second vehicle were also killed.

Officer Buckmister had served as a member of the Arizona Department of Public Safety for one year. He is survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 5548

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Officer Buckmister,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Arizona. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 21, 2020

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