Motorcycle Officer Paul Edward Buckley

Motorcycle Officer Paul Edward Buckley

Homewood Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 19, 1920

Paul Edward Buckley

Officer Paul Buckley succumbed to injuries suffered the previous day when his police motorcycle was struck by a delivery truck on Dixie Highway as he assisted the Illinois State Police during a vehicle pursuit.

Officer Buckley was transported to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights where he died the following day.

Officer Buckley had served with the Homewood Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and three young children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Monday, October 18, 1920
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Buckley's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-29-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

January 29, 2017

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