Officer Richard H. Buckner

Officer Richard H. Buckner

Clanton Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, July 28, 1991

Add to My Heroes

Richard H. Buckner

Officer Richard Buckner was killed in an on-duty automobile accident on Highway 31 and the Route 65 exit while responding to an emergency call at 3:30 am.

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 had served with the Clanton Police Department for five years and also served with the Alabama Department of Corrections. He is survived by his three children and parents.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 221

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, fight call, single vehicle crash

Most Recent Reflection

View all 12 Reflections

Richard was a wonderful man & friend. I grew up with Richard as a family friend, along with his wife & children. I think of Richard more often than not. Still in our hearts Richard.

Tawana Kelley

June 27, 2022

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.