Huntsville Police Chief Remembered

6 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, December 03 2013 Dec 3, 2013 Tuesday, December 03, 2013 9:37:00 AM CST December 03, 2013 in News
By: Cristina Alexander, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

HUNTSVILLE - Hundreds came out to remember 64-year-old Police Chief William "Buddy" Stuck at his funeral Tuesday at Westran High School.

"Chief Stuck was the constant public servant," Randolph County Chief Deputy Nevin Turner said. "I don't think there was anyone, anywhere within a 50 mile radius that didn't know and like and appreciate "Buddy's" efforts for the community."

Police from all over mid-Missouri gathered to honor Stuck's life. Officials of the Eastern Randolph County Fire Department gathered as well. Huntsville Fire Chief Jeff Webster was Stuck's co-worker for several years.

"Buddy was just a get it done, make it happen, kind of guy," Webster said. "He was always there to give the help that was needed."

The Randolph County Sheriff's Office will take over protection for Huntsville for now. Members of the community don't know what they're going to do to try to fill the void "Buddy" left.

"There's a huge hole left in our town and I don't know how we're going to fill it. We're not going to fill it anytime soon and I don't know that we ever will," Webster said.

Folks at the funeral talked about Stuck's dedication to the Huntsville community. He would drive the bus for Westran High School sports' teams to any game he could.

"There is five shoes to fill, not only one set," Westran student Makayla Reynolds said. "He was always great to be around. We'd go out to eat with him and it was like he was one of us."

Not only was his dedication to the community strong, but his will to work was something every co-worker and friend of his will always remember.

"He was a get up and go get it done kind of guy," Chief Deputy Nevin Turner.

In honor of Police Chief "Buddy" Stuck's life, a helicopter flew over Westran High School as funeral attendees watched and remembered their dedicated community member. After the flight, police, sheriff's deputies, firefighters, and those driving the ambulances got in their cars and made their way to the cemetery where Stuck would be buried.

To honor his life, Stuck's family made its way to the cemetery in a school bus.

Stuck was known for his dedication to the Huntsville community.

This holiday season residents will remember Stuck's yearly charity of raising money to distribute bags of fruit and candy to children in his community.

Stuck was found dead at his home last Wednesday after being shot in the abdomen. The reason behind the shooting is still unknown. According to the Randolph County Sheriff's department, the investigation leads to no reason to suspect foul play.

More News

Grid
List
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump on Saturday signed into law a bipartisan bill that will make 9-8-8 the universal telephone... More >>
1 hour ago Monday, October 19 2020 Oct 19, 2020 Monday, October 19, 2020 9:54:00 AM CDT October 19, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
CPS elementary families prepare students for in-person learning Elementary students enrolled in Columbia Public Schools will begin attending... More >>
6 hours ago Monday, October 19 2020 Oct 19, 2020 Monday, October 19, 2020 4:21:00 AM CDT October 19, 2020 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY- Missouri has seen a rise in crime in recent years. The most recent FBI Uniform Crime Reporting... More >>
13 hours ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:22:00 PM CDT October 18, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - By now you’re aware science tells us the only way to slow our rapidly changing climate is to... More >>
14 hours ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 8:54:00 PM CDT October 18, 2020 in Climate
COLUMBIA– Elementary students enrolled in Columbia Public Schools will begin attending school for classes starting Monday. Many parents... More >>
16 hours ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:27:00 PM CDT October 18, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Candidates for Missouri's District 19 State Senate seat condemned a false text message reportedly sent to voters this... More >>
19 hours ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 3:34:00 PM CDT October 18, 2020 in News
(CNN) - Blazes roaring through Colorado and Utah have pushed people from their homes and caused damage that officials have... More >>
21 hours ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:15:03 PM CDT October 18, 2020 in News
(CNN) - If you're unable to get a cell phone signal when you walk your dog around the block, this... More >>
23 hours ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:10:00 PM CDT October 18, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. Layered bar/line... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, October 18 2020 Oct 18, 2020 Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:40:00 AM CDT October 18, 2020 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Boone County Democrats and Republicans have found common ground -- voting this year is confusing. "Our primary... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 17 2020 Oct 17, 2020 Saturday, October 17, 2020 4:01:00 PM CDT October 17, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- Get ready for the most difficult months yet in this pandemic. The fall Covid-19 surge is here... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 17 2020 Oct 17, 2020 Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:08:39 PM CDT October 17, 2020 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The attorney for a Black Missouri woman whose arrest when she was nine-months pregnant sparked... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, October 17 2020 Oct 17, 2020 Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:06:05 AM CDT October 17, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. Layered bar/line... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, October 17 2020 Oct 17, 2020 Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:32:00 AM CDT October 17, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- The federal government has made a deal with retail pharmacies CVS and Walgreens to help distribute coronavirus vaccine... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 16 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Friday, October 16, 2020 8:27:00 PM CDT October 16, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol held a forum on the use of force and training Friday morning.... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 16 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Friday, October 16, 2020 7:00:00 PM CDT October 16, 2020 in News
CLAYTON — The ousted diversity director for St. Louis County alleges in a lawsuit that she was dismissed in retaliation... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 16 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Friday, October 16, 2020 6:02:00 PM CDT October 16, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA- COVID-19 continues to make a ruckus in the SEC football schedule. KOMU 8 Sports has confirmed Missouri will... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 16 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Friday, October 16, 2020 5:48:00 PM CDT October 16, 2020 in News
Welcome to Week 8 of Friday Night Fever! Our Game of the Week features the Blair Oaks Falcons traveling to... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 16 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Friday, October 16, 2020 5:43:00 PM CDT October 16, 2020 in Friday Night Fever
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 44°
12pm 46°
1pm 46°
2pm 48°
3pm 46°