Police Officer Mark Radden

Police Officer Mark Radden

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, February 5, 1986

Mark Radden

Officer Mark Radden and Officer Jack Buffa were shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity.

Officer Buffa and his partner, who were in plainclothes, were performing a drug raid a home. At the same time as the raid, Officer Radden and his partner, also in plainclothes, were responding to a reports of a shooting at the same home.

Neither pair of officers knew the other was at the home and when they encountered each other shots were exchanged. Officer Radden and Officer Buffa were both fatally wounded.

Officer Raden is survived by his young daughter, parents, and three siblings.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Terrible tragedy. Rest in peace Officer Radden. A Motown police hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 25, 2018

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