Officer Bio

Thomas E. Buntrock

End of Watch: 12/2/1979

Age: 43

Rank: Chief

Agency: Mequon Police Department

Length of Service: 19 years

County: Ozaukee

Location On Memorial: IV

Personal Information

Incident Surrounding Death
Chief Buntrock exchanged himself for an infant (2 1/2 months) hostage held by an armed robbery suspect.  Chief Buntrock was killed in an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and backup officers.