Recently Fallen Hero

Police Officer William Buechner

Auburn (AL) Police Department
End of Watch: May 19, 2019

Police Officer William Buechner was shot and killed while he and two other officers responded to a domestic disturbance call. After the officers arrived on scene, the suspect opened fire on them, killing Officer Buechner and wounding two other officers. The suspect fled the area on foot but was arrested the next morning and charged with capital murder. Officer Buechner is the 21st officer to be killed by gunfire this year and the third officer fatality from the state of Alabama in 2019.


Paul Register
Chief of Police
City of Auburn Police
161 N Ross Street
Auburn, AL 36830

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9 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. With heartfelt Condolences to Officer Buechner’s Family, and Brothers and Sisters in Blue.

    Rest in God’s arms, now, Officer Buechner. Your LEO Family in Ohio will always hold you near in our hearts. This LEO Mom will always remember your sacrifice.

  2. RIP my brother and complete recovery for your partners. NYPD and Blue Knights XIX Rome NY/XXXII Syracuse NY.

  3. Noble and brave, officer Buechner will be remembered at the rising of the sun and in its setting. Showing up for a DV call is like a chariot arriving when luck has run out for a girl or child. I have never known life to be reasonable or fair, but we can make it so for each other many times. Officer Buechner and posse arrived to do just that. Luck turned bad. In the rustle of the wind at the NLEOM in D.C. , we all gather in solidarity from spring to fall as events reach out to remind and recall. Love from Richmond, VA and our Faith Leaders’s with the MRPD.

  4. God Bless you Officer Buechner. My heart goes out to you and your family. May you Rest In Peace and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Both your Family and your Blue Family grieve over your senseless killing. Rest my Brother in Blue.
    “Blessed are the Peacemaker for they will be called the children of God”

  6. Prayers being offered for Officer William Buechner, his family, and the members of the Auburn Police Department. May St. Michael escort you to Heaven, Officer Buechner.

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