Patrolman William McKinley Buck

Patrolman William McKinley Buck

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, November 29, 1941

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William McKinley Buck

Patrolman William Buck succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when the patrol car he was riding in collided with another vehicle at the intersection of California Avenue and Cortland Street.

Patrolman Buck was a U.S Navy veteran and had served with the Chicago Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 5498
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, November 28, 1941

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

February 7, 2017

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