Police Department

Lead Police Officer Adam Buckner End of Watch March 31, 2024


On March 31, 2024, Lead Police Officer Adam Buckner lost his life in the line of duty while responding to a priority call.

At approximately 10 p.m., LPO Buckner was headed north on Campbell Avenue. His emergency lights and siren were activated. As he was going through the intersection at 6th Street, a single-occupant vehicle failed to yield, and a collision occurred.

Community members and fellow officers rendered first aid and CPR at the scene until Tucson Fire arrived and transported him to Banner UMC, where he passed away from his injuries.

Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

If you would like to help, the Erik Hite Foundation is collecting donations at this link. 100% will go directly to LPO Buckner's family.

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Chief Kasmar, in uniform, smiling in front of an American flag

Chief of Police Chad Kasmar

Chief Kasmar is a Tucson native who came to TPD in 2000, shortly after graduating from the University of Arizona. He has served in multiple roles in the department, including as Deputy Chief, Chief of Staff, and Eastside Patrol Division Commander.

The father of two boys, and an avid mountain biker, Chief Kasmar serves on the board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, and has for the past 7 years.