Police Officer Gary J. Buro
  • End of Watch
  • Biographical Info
  • Badge Number
  • Cause of Death
  • Date of Incident
  • Final Resting Place
  • Thursday, May 4, 2006
  • Age: 34
  • 124
  • Gunfire
  • Thursday, May 4, 2006
  • Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery
    1500 South State Road 7
    North Lauderdale, FL 33068
    (Section C-F124, Plot #12; Near lake)

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Officer Buro was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a domestic dispute at 1:19 a.m. on Totty Street. As both officers attempted to talk with the male suspect, a struggle ensued and the suspect shot and killed Officer Buro. Despite being shot several times, the second officer returned fire and killed the suspect. Officer Buro served with the Chesterfield County Police Department for five months. He was an 11-year police veteran who previously served with the New York City Police Department for six years and the Lantana Police Department in Florida for five years. He also served with the United States Marine Corps as a military police officer for four years. Officer Buro was a widower and is survived by his parents, sister and brother.


Police Officer Ryan E. Cappelletty
  • End of Watch
  • Biographical Info
  • Badge Number
  • Cause of Death
  • Date of Incident
  • Final Resting Place
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2003
  • Age: 23
  • 301
  • Gunfire
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2003
  • Laurel Hill Cemetery
    4523 Love Road
    Erie, PA 16506
    (Section 11, Lot 341)

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Officer Cappelletty was shot and killed after he and another officer responded to reports of gun shots on South Ridge Drive shortly before 0700 hours. When the officers arrived, they encountered a suspect with a gun standing in the front lawn of a home. The suspect opened fire on the officers, who then returned fire. Officer Cappelletty and the suspect were both fatally wounded. Officer Cappelletty was transported to CJW Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.


Police Officer Craig W. Rath
  • End of Watch
  • Biographical Info
  • Badge Number
  • Cause of Death
  • Date of Incident
  • Final Resting Place
  • Thursday, May 27, 1999
  • Age: 28
  • 206
  • Automobile Accident
  • Thursday, May 27, 1999
  • Dale Memorial Park
    10201 Newbys Bridge Road
    Chesterfield, VA 23832
    (NW part of cemetery, near mausoleum)

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Officer Rath served as an officer with the Street Drug Enforcement Section. He was killed as a result of a traffic crash while on duty. Officer Rath and his fellow officers had completed a surveillance operation and were leaving the area when he collided with another vehicle. He is survived by his wife.


Police Officer John S. Thomas, Jr.
  • End of Watch
  • Biographical Info
  • Badge Number
  • Cause of Death
  • Date of Incident
  • Final Resting Place
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1969
  • Age: 24
  • 58
  • Automobile Accident
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1969
  • Branch's Baptist Church
    3400 Broad Roack Boulevard
    Richmond, VA 23234
    (North Cemetery, Middle Section, 3rd Row)

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Officer Thomas was killed in an automobile accident while responding to reports of people trapped inside of an overturned vehicle. He had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife, young son, and parents.


Police Officer Lamont L. Edwards
  • End of Watch
  • Biographical Info
  • Badge Number
  • Cause of Death
  • Date of Incident
  • Final Resting Place
  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 1957
  • Age: 26
  • 22
  • Automobile Accident
  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 1957
  • Blandford Cemetery
    319 South Crater Road
    Petersburg, VA 23803
    (Section 13, Square 7, Plot W1/2)

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Officer Edwards was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a report of a burglary in progress at a business. He was survived by his wife and four young children.


Deputy Sheriff Archer Thomas Belcher
  • End of Watch
  • Biographical Info
  • Badge Number
  • Cause of Death
  • Date of Incident
  • Final Resting Place
  • Saturday, February 17, 1912
  • Age: 47
  • N/A
  • Assault
  • Monday, January 22, 1912
  • N/A


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Deputy Sheriff Archer Belcher succumbed to injuries inflicted one month earlier when he was beaten by three inmates while overseeing a work crew of of the Virginia State Convict Road Force in Chesterfield County. He was taken to Petersburg Hospital where he remained until succumbing to the injuries. One of the subjects was shot and killed during his arrest. The other two were convicted of his murder and sentenced to death. They were both executed by electrocution on June 14th, 1912. Deputy Belcher served with the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Officer and supervised a state prison crew as part of agreement between the county and state. He was survived by his wife and ten children.