Police Officer Daniel T. Fraembs

Police Officer Daniel T. Fraembs

Pomona Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, May 11, 1996

Daniel T. Fraembs

Police Officer Daniel Fraembs was shot and killed while checking on three suspicious subjects that included two male gang members in an industrial area on South Humane Way, near Mission Boulevard, at approximately 1:30 am.

As Officer Fraembs patted down the first male suspect the second man was able to draw a .45 caliber handgun and shot Officer Fraembs in the face, killing him.

The gang member who shot him was sentenced to death in 1997.

Officer Fraembs was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Pomona Police Department for three years. He is survived by his mother and sister.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 27
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to death

gang member, suspicious person

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Only two years on as a San Gabriel Police Officer, I attended your funeral services (1996) - first of many follow. Officer Fraembs, I did not know you and never had a chance to work with you - but it was an honor to have attended your service. Vividly, I remembered having a strong connection and emotion when I rendered a Marine's final salute to you, in front of your casket. Looking at your peaceful face, I saw me: we have strong resemblance back then. My heart ached for your family, friends, and fellow officers - shed tears for my fellow brother in blue and green (USMC) who I never knew and wished that I did.

And now, 22 years later - my heart ached again hearing your Pomona brother, Officer Greggory Casillas, had also paid the ultimate sacrifice (03/09/18) and his partner, Officer Alex Nguyen (who had paid tribute to you as a police cadet), was also wounded.

Thank you for your sacrafice and dedicated service, still remembered seeing your face that day - you will never be forgotten. Ever.

Semper Fi, brother.

D.A. Investigator Andy Le
Los Angeles District Attorney's Office - Bureau of Investigation

March 12, 2018

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