Officer Brett C. Buckmister

BADGE #5548
EOW: March 21st, 2000
Age: 27

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on March 21, 2000, DPS Officer Brett Buckmister (the youngest DPS officer to lose his life in the line of duty) was killed when his patrol car collided with a van on US89 in Page, Arizona. Officer Buckmister was responding to another collision on US89 at the time of the fatal collision. Three of the five occupant of the van received fatal injuries in the collision. Officer Buckmister started his career with DPS in February 1999. Officer Buckmister was a native of Mesa, AZ and had served one year, one month, and one day with the department.

Brett C. Buckmister Memorial Site

Northbound US 89 milepost 544.5 about 100 feet east of highway