Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Stafford
County: Stafford
Death Date: 5/8/2007
Added to Memorial: 2008
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Officer Buckman died as a result of his courageous effort to warn residents of approaching tornadoes on May 4, 2007. His patrol vehicle was caught by a massive tornado and flung several hundred yards from the roadway. Officer Buckman died on May 8, 2007 as a result of the injuries he suffered in that incident. Officer Buckman had served the Macksville Police Department for five years. He also served the Stafford County Sheriff’s Department since 2002. Officer Buckman is survived by his wife, children, parents, sisters, grandchildren and other family members. Officer Buckman was 46 years old at the time of his death.