Patrolman Roy W. Buckner, Jr.

Patrolman Roy W. Buckner, Jr.

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, November 11, 1968

Add to My Heroes

Roy W. Buckner, Jr.

Patrolman Roy Buckner succumbed to injuries sustained one month earlier when he was involved in an accident while escorting a city fire truck.

The driver of the fire truck swerved left to avoid an open manhole cover. Patrolman Buckner also swerved left to avoid being struck by the truck, hit a raised manhole cover, and was thrown off his motorcycle into an illegally-parked truck. He was transported to Mt Sinai Hospital and remained there until he died.

Patrolman Buckner had served with the Cleveland Division of Police for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, and his mother.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 13, 1968

motorcycle, escort

Most Recent Reflection

View all 17 Reflections

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Roy W. Buckner, Jr. of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 52 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

November 11, 2023

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.