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    Kansas Tornado Cop Dies After Daughter's Bedside Wedding

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,270584,00.html

    GREENSBURG, Kansas A police officer critically injured in the Greensburg tornado died early Tuesday, adding more heartbreak for residents as they continued to salvage what's left of their flattened town after one of the strongest tornados to hit the U.S. in the past eight years.

    Robert Tim Buckman, a 46-year-old officer from nearby Macksville, suffered a head injury in Friday's storm that killed nine others in Greensburg, officials said. He died early Tuesday at a Wichita hospital, his son Derick Buckman told The Associated Press.

    "He died being a hero," Derick Buckman said. "He was sworn to protect people, and that's what he was doing the night he got picked up by a tornado."

    During his final hours, Robert Buckman symbolically gave away his 18-year-old daughter in a marriage ceremony at his bedside, his son said. The family's hometown preacher officiated at the ceremony for Kylee Buckman and her boyfriend, Josh Mondello, 22, Derick's best friend.

    "He was there with his daughter to give her away," said Derick Buckman, a 25-year-old firefighter.

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    How incredibly tragic.


    RIP Officer Buckman, someone's taking care of your little girl.
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    That's so very sad. Rest in peace.




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    RIP my Brother, we have the watch now.


    My thoughts and prayers and extended to your family, your Deptarment, your friends, and your whole town. You sir, are a true hero.
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    So terribly sad.

    My condolences to Officer Buckman's family, friends, department, and community. I agree with BigDawg... you are a true hero. May you rest in eternal peace.

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    Rest in peace

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    Another example of the many sacrifices made by Law Enforcement Officers every day in every way. I wonder if people appreciate that while they take cover we are dispatched into harms way. Rest in peace.

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    Thoughts and prayers for all.

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    Local story with video and donation info.

    http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/7389831.html

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    That is so tragic - RIP
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    Very sad. My condolences to the family.
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    The information I ahve is that he was in a patrol car giving storm movement updates and he got caught in the tornado.

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    No greater love is there than to lay down your life to save others.
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    RIP Brother we have the watch. Thoughts and prayers enroute to all who were touched by this fallen HERO.
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    What an emotional situation that would have been.....

    Strength and prayers to the family....
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