Honoring 3 Fallen Heroes


Lead Police Officer Adam Buckner

Tucson Police Department, Arizona

EOW: March 31, 2024 | Age: 31 | Tour: 6 Years

Lead Police Officer Adam Buckner was struck and killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a call for service. Around 10:00 p.m., Officer Buckner was traveling north on Campbell Avenue in Tucson with emergency lights and sirens activated. As he went through the green light at the intersection at East 6th Street, a vehicle failed to yield and turned into his patrol car. He was transported to Banner University Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Buckner had served with the Tucson Police Department for over two years and previously served with the New Orleans Police Department (Louisiana) for four years. He is survived by his wife, mother, brothers, and sisters.


Deputy Sheriff Jermyius Young

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

EOW: April 5, 2024 | Age: 21 | Tour: 2 Years

Deputy Sheriff Jermyius Young succumbed to injuries he received in a single-vehicle crash on April 3, 2024, in Montgomery County. AT 7:00 p.m., Deputy Young was assisting deputies in a vehicle pursuit when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree at the 4500 block of Hobbie Road. He was transported to Baptist Medical Center South where he succumbed to his critical injuries two days later. Deputy Young was a United States Army Reserve veteran and had served with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for two years. He is survived by his mother, father, three brothers, and two sisters.


Chief Mark Schank

Burlington Township Fire Department, Michigan

EOW: March 26, 2024 | Age: 50 | Tour: None

The Burlington Township Fire Department in Lapeer County is mourning the death of their fire chief, Mark Schank. Assistant Chief Jim Rye announced the passing of their fire chief on the Burlington Township Fire Department's Facebook page. Rye asks the public to keep his family and the department in their prayers as they process his unexpected loss. He adds that funeral arrangements will be announced when they are finalized.


This information is supplied by the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) and the U.S. Fire Administration (www.apps.usfa.fema.gov).