Officer Richard H. Buckner

Officer Richard H. Buckner

Clanton Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, July 28, 1991

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Richard H. Buckner

Officer Richard Buckner was killed in an on duty automobile accident on Highway 31 while responding to an emergency call. As he crested a small hill another car turned in front of his patrol car, causing him to take evasive action. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Officer Buckner is survived by his three children and parents. He had served with the agency for five years.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 221

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 28, 2020

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