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Police Officer Edgar J. Rumpf | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

Edgar J. Rumpf

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 15, 1978

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Age: 33

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Fire

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Officer Rumpf was killed in a structure fire while attempting to rescue residents of an apartment building. He was on patrol when he observed smoke billowing from the building at 1401 hours. He arrived on the scene before any fire apparatus and began to evecuate residents. He saved two young children before re-entering the building. At 1405 hours Officer Rumpf made a distress call stating he was trapped on the third floor. Due to the flames firefighters were unable to rescue him before the floors and ceiling collapsed. His body was recovered the following day.
Officer Rumpf had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife and two sons.

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I miss ed. He worked my patrol unit the day he died. I was on leave. As a co worker he was one of the guys...always had your back had a dry sense of humor and was a good police officer. His death effected all of us in the squad. I was one of his pall bearers and I still wear the st. Michael medal his wife Judy gave to all of us. May he rest in peace and NEVER be forgotten.

wilbur bartels-retired central district.
Baltimore city police
May 25, 2016

 

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