Sheriff Henry Buckner

Sheriff Henry Buckner

Adair County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, June 12, 1954

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Henry Buckner

Sheriff Henry Buckner was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call where a son was intoxicated and armed with a shotgun.

Upon Sheriff Buckner's arrival, he observed the suspect walking down the street with the weapon and began to follow in his cruiser. The suspect suddenly turned and fired, killing Sheriff Buckner.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Sheriff Buckner was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 16 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to 8 years


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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

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