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    Police Officer Injured In Tornado Dies

    Reporter: KAKE News
    Email: [email protected]

    5-8-07 - A police officer critically injured in the Greensburg tornado has died after being taken off life support early today.
    Robert Tim Buckman, a 46-year-old officer from nearby Maxville,
    suffered a head injury in Friday's storm that left nine others dead in Greensburg. Buckman's son Derick tells the Associated Press that his father was declared dead shortly before 8am today.
    Derick Buckman said his father "was sworn to protect people and that's what he was doing the night he got picked up by a tornado."
    Buckman's death adds more heartbreak for residents as they continue to salvage what's left of their flattened town. The death toll from the Greensburg tornado now stands at ten.
    In the final hours of his life, officer Buckman was able to symbolically give away his 18-year-old daughter in a marriage ceremony at his bedside. Derick Buckman said the family's hometown preacher officiated at the ceremony for Kylee Buckman and her boyfriend, Josh Mondello, Derick's best friend.
    A fund has been set up. Donations can be taken to St. John National Bank, located at 116 E. 3rd St. in St. John. You can also call (620) 549-3225.

    Another example of the many sacrifices made by Law Enforcement Officers every day in every way. I wonder if people appreciate that while they take cover we are dispatched into harms way. Rest in peace.

    Local story with video and donation info.

  • #2
    My condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers. RIP BROTHER.
    "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything!"-Wyatt Earp

    "You never know when crazy will show up!"-Irishdep


    • #3
      RIP, my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.
      If you can't be honest with yourself who can you be honest with.


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