Motorcycle Officer Paul Edward Buckley

Motorcycle Officer Paul Edward Buckley

Homewood Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 19, 1920

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Paul Edward Buckley

Motorcycle Officer Paul Buckley succumbed to injuries sustained 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.

The state policeman had attempted to stop a vehicle that had run through barriers at a construction zone on Dixie Highway. Officer Buckley joined the pursuit as they chased the vehicle south. Officer Buckley's view was obscured by trees and he did not see the truck as it pulled onto the highway.

He 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

vehicle pursuit

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Officer Buckley,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Homewood.


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October 19, 2020

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