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Officer Ludwig Bruno | Fort Worth Police Department, Texas Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

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Ludwig Bruno

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 2, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # 1452

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 2/6/1977

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to five years probation

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Officer Ludwig Bruno was injured when he was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run accident. Officer Bruno was directing traffic directing traffic at an accident scene when he was stuck. Officer Bruno died one month later from his injuries.

The driver was apprehended and sentenced to five years probation.

Officer Bruno had served with the agency for 2.5 years.

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Bruno, I met you in 1976 or 1977. You had not been on the Fort Worth Police Dept. very long and I was working for Saginaw, Texas Police Dept. You loved law enforcement so much that on your days off you would come to Saginaw and ride with me while I was on duty. I can't remember the first time I met you but it just seemed we were always friends and I really enjoyed your company. I must admit you were sometimes hard to understand, especially when you got a little excited. I remember when you were struck by the hit and run driver but I never realized how serious it was. I kept intending to go see you in the hospital but I thought you would be getting released soon. Before I knew it I heard you had passed away from the injuries. I am so sorry for not coming to visit and have asked myself all these years why didn't I go? I am sorry I didn't. and when we meet again I can apologize face to face.
Rest In Peace my brother
Glen Allison Dep Sheriff (Retired)

Dep Sheriff Glen Allison (retired)
Tarrant Co Texas Sheriff Dept
June 16, 2016

 

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