Recipient - Award of Valor
May 8, 2008
Officer Buschman is a five-year veteran of the York Area Regional Police Department. He is currently assigned to Squad C and to the York County Drug Task Force.
Officer Buschman was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a graduate of the York County School of Technology and York College of Pennsylvania. Buschman is married and has one child.
Officer Buschman is the recipient of the department's Medal of Valor, three Chief's Commendations and a Letter of Commendation.
On January 24, 2007, Officer Buschman was working an undercover operation with the York County Drug Task Force in the City of York. A suspect fled from the officers, and ran into a small confined area, produced a large caliber handgun, and fired directly at a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper that was pursuing him.
Officer Buschman and a City Detective arrived as the Trooper was scrambling for cover and engaged in an exchange of gunfire with the suspect as bullets struck the wall behind them. The suspect was incapacitated and perished at the scene.
Officer Buschman's actions saved the life of the Trooper at great personal risk to himself.
Nominated by: Chief Thomas C. Gross, York Area Regional Police Department
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