Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert Buckman

Macksville Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 8, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert Buckman

He has 3 daughters, 3 sons, 2 sisters, parents.

Krista Buckman
Daughter in law

May 8, 2018

Rest in peace. God bless you for your actions that day..and the lives that were saved because of you. May you watch over your family and colleagues from a better place. Heros live for ever.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 8, 2017

Rest in Peace. To all the First Responders, men and women, who go into the emergency instead of away from it, you will always have my never ending respect. As a retired 911 Dispatcher the longest time in a call is waiting for "Code 4".

CHAUN L MORTIER, Dispatch Manager
Dunsmuir PD and Nevada County Sheriff

May 8, 2015

Rest in Peace, Officer Buckman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

You are still missed by so very many of your friends.......and in your memory "This is My Town" :)

Rae Brack
Friend

May 8, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 8, 2012

R.I.P. Tim you are still thought of and missed by a lot of people. I still remember when we were in drivers ed together , there was you , me and Robert Kettle. Now both of you are gone. I loved to watch you dance , cause you made it look so easy and graceful. Rest in peace Tim.

Vicki Lutz
County

May 5, 2012

My wife and drove from Medicine Lodge to Greensburg, and on to Dodge City the evening of the storm. The fact that Officer Buckman drove into the face of that storm to protect his community tells me he was one of the bravest men I have ever heard of.
On the return trip through Macksville we saw the patrol car.
God please bless the family and friends of this brave Officer.

Tony Perrin
Arkansas State Parks

July 4, 2010

Remembering you and your family today Tim. It was an honor to dispatch your last call. I know you're watching your family from heaven friend... RIP

Bobbie Schwartz-Elliott
Family friend

May 8, 2010

I salute you for the hero that you are. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and close friends and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 8, 2010

We will never forget your sacrifice.

Former LEO

May 8, 2010

I just finished watching "Storm Stories" on the Weather Channel. This program was about Officer Robert (Tim) Buckman of the Macksville Police Department. I watched how Officer Buckman gave his life by patrolling throughout the county warning people of the approaching tornados and how he got caught in the largest one. My heart and prayers go out to the family of Officer Buckman. I am honored to have learned about Officer Buckman and what he did that night and most of all, all the lives he touched during his time on Earth. God has a plan as He is in control. God bless....

dan delka/patrolman
Salt Lake City Police Department

March 21, 2010

Rest in peace brother. You put your life in danger to save others. You are a true meaning of a Law Enforcement Officer.
Your family and friends along with the law Enforcement Family are proud of you. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt. John Beckler
Lee County Sheriff's Office

July 12, 2009

I just saw the story of Robert "Tim" Buckman on TWC and was so moved by the heroism of this man and his tragic death. Men like this seem to be so rare these days, brave men who sacrifice so that others may be safe. What an honor it must be to claim this man as family. God bless him and his family.

Marianne Sherow
None

July 12, 2009

Others would have fled with fear and still others would have vacated their post to run to be with their families, you chose to save others for which I salute your bravery and courage. You are a true hero. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 8, 2009

To Officer Robert Tim Buckman, his family and his fellow officers with the Macksville Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Buckman’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Buckman and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

May 8, 2009

Tim
I met your family last night at the vigil. I went over and hugged your youngest daughter because she was crying. I talked to them for a while and I can tell you have an AMAZING family and you are GREATLY missed. You will never be forgotten and my thoughts and prayers are with your family. I wish I could be there for them today with the memorial but since I cant please hold them tight and show them your still there

Morgan

May 9, 2008

Rest in peace. May God Bless you and your family. Thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Police Officer James Scheib
Schiller Park Police Dept., IL

May 4, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Buckman, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Tim, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Tim's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Tim's life was about so much more than the way he died. Tim will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Buckman, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 24, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 12, 2007

Tim-

It is with the unfortunate circumstance of your death that I was allowed to meet your family. I wish time had brought us all together sooner.

Through your family I've been blessed with having "known" you. Even though your family will always be part of mine through our law enforcement family, I have a new extended family in them.

I was honored to have the opportunity to help Sally and your family through their grief and mourning and helping with the funeral. You were certainly laid to rest with the highest honors that you deserved. I was even more honored to be asked to do your last call.

Say Hi to my brother while you're both up there walking heavens beat. Rest assured your family will always be taking care of by your brothers and sisters in law enforcement.... Rest in peace my friend.... we'll take it from here....

113 ending tour of duty.... Rest in peace Tim!

Bobbie Schwartz-Dispatcher/survivor
Hutchinson-Reno County Emergency Communications

July 26, 2007

Your actions define the word "heroic." May you find the peace you are so well deserved and may your family find strength in coping with your passing. Bless you for your service; we are in your eternal debt.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

June 25, 2007

I didn't know you and only happened on your page, But this week my department also lost someone. I know how your department feels and I want to thank you for everything you did and are doing now. God needs heros too, and he takes only the best. Thank you for your sacrifice. My prayers are with your family.

Dy. Christina Hill / Lytle
St. tammany Sheriff's Office

June 16, 2007

Tim,
I didn't know you very well. I do have good memories when all of us cousins were together. My condolences go out to your family. I will miss you.

Sally (Buckman) Goertzen
Cousin

May 29, 2007

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