Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 months
Badge # 352
Incident Date: 2/20/1948
Officer Frampton Wichman succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was struck by a utility pole at N.E. Second Avenue and Flagler Street. Officer Wichman was talking to a taxi driver when a truck backed into a utility pole and knocked it down. The pole fell onto the taxi cab, bounced off of it, and struck Officer Wichman in the head. He was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries four days later.
Officer Wichman was a WWII in U.S. Navy and participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima. He had been with the agency for six months. He was survived by his wife, parents and brother.