Patrolman Charles Ray Buckley, Jr.

Patrolman Charles Ray Buckley, Jr.

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, March 14, 1965

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Charles Ray Buckley, Jr.

Patrolman Buckley was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance. As the officers spoke with the female subject the male subject ran from the house with their child and fled in a vehicle.

Patrolman Buckley and his partner pursued the suspect through Jackson at speeds reaching 100-mph. The suspect suddenly stopped and as the patrolmen exited their car the man opened fire with a .20 gauge shotgun. The blast struck Patrolman Buckley in the head, causing a fatal wound. Patrolman Buckley's partner shot and killed the suspect as the man reloaded his weapon.

Patrolman Buckley had served with the agency for only 8 months. He was survived by his expectant wife, parents, and grandmother.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 20 gauge
  • Offender Shot and killed

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You are my cousin. I never got to know you. But Papaw Jimmie told me you were a great man. The world lost an honorable man to soon.

Lydia Berry Deptuy Court Clerk
Brandon Police Department

May 16, 2016

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