Brett C. Buckmister, 27
End of Watch: March 21, 2000
Officer Buckmister, the youngest DPS officer to lose his life in the line of duty, died from injuries suffered in a traffic collision within the outer city limits of Page. Officer Buckmister, a native of Mesa who had served one year, one month and one day with the Department, was southbound on U.S. 89 when his patrol car and a van collided. Three people in the van also lost their lives in the crash which occurred in rainy/snowy conditions.