Update October 23rd 4pm: Chief Buck continues to improve with medical treatment. He is alert and doing much better. He may come home by the end of the week, but it will be some time before he is back to work. Thank you all for your continued well-wishes!
Update October 22nd 3pm: Chief Buck is out of intensive care, in a regular room (amazing news!)- but he’s not ready to come home yet. The doctors are still working on treatment options, so while Chief continues to improve – he’s awake and talking with his friends and family – there’s more work to do by medical center staff. Such a terrific improvement, and so much hope! Thank you all for your supportive comments over the past few days.
Update October 21st 3pm: Chief Buck continues to improve. He is undergoing diagnostic tests to determine a course of treatment. The situation continues to be serious but we’re encouraged by his progress today. I cannot be more specific than that due to respect for his privacy, but the hospital is taking very good care of him.
On Friday, October 20th, Police Chief Alan Buck joined the pursuit of burglary suspects as they fled an earlier stop in Jericho, through Richmond and into Huntington. While in pursuit, Chief Buck suffered a critical medical emergency, but was able to safely move to the side of the road and park his vehicle. An officer from another agency assisted Chief Buck while other officers continued the pursuit of the suspects, who were eventually caught in another town. Richmond Rescue was able to quickly respond and the best efforts were made to assist Chief Buck.
Chief Buck is at the University of Vermont Medical Center getting the best care he can right now. He is with his family and many of his law enforcement colleagues. I cannot go into specifics about his condition other than to say that it is a serious medical event, and we here in the offices are willing to do anything we can to assist him and his family during his recovery. Please, do not email for updates, I will post information as I am able to.