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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Richard Buckner, a man I remember well. I grew up in Clanton, Alabama, the son of a former police chief. Richard I can remember you always had a smile on your face and was willing to help anyone in need. I was sitting in front of the old goodyear service bays on Hwy. 31 when you came thru town headed south running 10-17, I would have never thought it was your final call. Hearts were and still breaking that night. R.I.P sir fly high. P.S. Tell my dad, Dewey Hand I said I love him

Chief Animal Control Terry Hand
City of Wetumpka, Alabama

July 30, 2016

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