Chief Deputy Thomas William Buck

Chief Deputy Thomas William Buck

Caswell County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, April 3, 1963

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Thomas William Buck

Chief Deputy Buck was struck and killed by a vehicle he was attempting to stop for reckless driving. Chief Deputy Buck stopped his patrol car and exited the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle turned his lights off, struck Deputy Buck, and fled the scene. The man was arrested at his home the following day after Deputy Buck was able to identify him before dying.

The 36-year-old suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 8 months in the county jail. Chief Deputy Buck had been with the agency for 25 years.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 8 months

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 3, 2009

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