Deputy Sheriff Buford R. Bunch

Deputy Sheriff Buford R. Bunch

Jasper County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, April 16, 1966

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Buford R. Bunch

Deputy Sheriff Buford Bunch was shot and killed as he and another deputy were searching for bootleg whiskey in a house near Bay Springs.

As soon as they found some whiskey, the homeowner who was hiding behind a door, opened fire with a rifle killing Deputy Bunch. The suspect surrendered to authorities a short time later.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

alcohol violation, ambush

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Deputy Bunch your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to Jasper County and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

April 16, 2016

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