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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Chief Deputy Buck,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army as a member of the 29th “Blue and Gray” Division in Europe fighting the Germans during World War I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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April 3, 2023

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