Patrolman M. Jeff Buie

Patrolman M. Jeff Buie

Tyler Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 26, 1946

M. Jeff Buie

Patrolman Jeff Buie was stabbed to death while confronting a man on a city bus. The suspect had been ordered to the back of the bus by the driver but cursed at the driver. Patrolman Buie, who was in plainclothes, then ordered the man off of the bus. The suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed Patrolman Buie three times. Patrolman Buie was able to shoot and wound the suspect but also wounded two passengers. Although wounded, he chased the suspect several blocks before collapsing. The suspect was arrested three days later after being wounded in a police shootout.

Patrolman Buie had been employed with the Tyler Police Department for 13 months and was the first officer from his agency killed in the line of duty.

He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Arrested

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Rest in Peace Patrolman M. Jeff Buie. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Tyler, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray
that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the bones of your murderer.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 26, 2016

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