Corrections Officer Thomas Clarence Bunker

Corrections Officer Thomas Clarence Bunker

Otsego County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, July 17, 2017

Thomas Clarence Bunker

Corrections Officer Thomas Bunker suffered a fatal heart attack following mandated training at the department's range.

The training involved scenarios that involved elevated levels of physical and mental stress that duplicated high stress incidents. Officer Bunker completed the training and returned home, where he collapsed.

Officer Bunker had served with the Otsego County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, son, parents, and eight siblings.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

range, training

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Thomas died.

To the Bunker family, fellow deputies, and all who call Thomas , my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Correctional Officer Bunker gave to his community and the citizens of Michigan and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 17, 2017

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

August 29, 2018

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