End of Watch: March 21, 2000
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on March 21, 2000, DPS Officer Brett Buckmister 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.