Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Paul Aaron Buckles

Potter County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, May 30, 2014

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Reflections for Sergeant Paul Aaron Buckles

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 1, 2014

R.I.P. Sgt. Paul Buckles, (End of Watch: Friday, May 30, 2014 ). Rest now brother, you gave your life in the career that you loved. Please give my best to our brothers and sisters that have gone before us. Thank you for your service Sir.

Chief Albert Mares, Retired
Las Vegas City Police

June 1, 2014


James P. Waggle

June 1, 2014

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

June 1, 2014

God bless Sergeant Buckles' family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. R.I.P Sir!

Wm Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic Unit

May 31, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co - workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan Co. Sheriffs Office

May 31, 2014

To the family of Sergeant Paul Buckles, friends, Sheriff Brian Thomas and the Potter County Sheriff's Office.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service.

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry Police Department, NC

May 31, 2014

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

May 31, 2014

RIP brother Paul.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

May 31, 2014

Rest in Peace Sgt. Buckles - 1042.

Det. JP McGrath(retired)
Schenectady Police Dept., NY

May 31, 2014

RIP Sargent Buckles. Thank you for your service. Prayers for his family and friends, as well as those who knew him. God Speed

Lisa B. Private citizen
Potter County, Amarillo Texas

May 31, 2014

RIP, my brother. Thank you for your service. Prayers for your family and friends.

Don Cone Police Officer II
San Diego police Dept.

May 31, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Paul Buckles. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Potter County, Texas will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

May 31, 2014

Rest in Peace Sgt. Paul Buckles. May God be with your family and the Potter County Sheriff's Office.

Cpl. Harvey Macy
NDW Region Police USNA/NSAA

May 31, 2014

Rest in peace Sgt. Buckles. your dedication, devotion and years of service will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

May 31, 2014


Stephen Bruet, PPO II
NC Department of Public Service

May 31, 2014

RIP brother.

Major Kevin L. Boyd
US Army
Former Savannah Georgia Police Officer

May 31, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

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

May 31, 2014

Rest in Peace brother

Retired Chief Deputy
Retired Mahoning County Sheriffs office Youngstown Ohio

May 31, 2014

God bless Sergeant Buckles' family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

May 31, 2014

Sergeant Paul Buckles rest in peace you are
now a member of an elite group The Thin Blue Line
of Heroes. There is no greater sacrifice that one can give
for his ellow man. To the Family I salute your lost loved one,
and pray for you during the days to come. Paul will be in
the company of heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at attention
in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, They are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price. Today, like many others,hey welcome you to this hallowed place. As you march down the Thin Blue Line of the Fallen, all eyes are focused on you as if to say it will be ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute follows and a tear can be seen on so many faces. Welcome, you served well. Nw come join the ranks, another member of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Your Brother in Law enforcement

Dr. stan phillips Usa Ret, Ms, Bs
Walnut Grove Ms Police, Lt. retired

May 31, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother

Corporal B.P. SULLIVAN

May 31, 2014

R.I.P.Officer Buckles. Thank you for your service and sacrifices. Condolences and prayers go out to the family, brother officers, friends and community. God Bless.

M.Sgt. Angel Alverio (Retired)
Wilmington De. Police Department

May 31, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of
Sergeant Paul Buckles as well as to the Potter County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Sergeant Buckles, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

May 31, 2014

Rest in Peace Sgt.Buckles. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Buckle Family and the Potter County Sheriff's Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office Wayne, NJ

May 31, 2014

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