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Patrolman Daniel Henry Bruns | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Dayton Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Daniel Henry Bruns

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Sunday, July 1, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 23 years

Badge # 414

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Daniel Bruns was shot and killed while attempting to break up a fight while off duty.

He was entering a bar that his friend owned at 522 Xenia Avenue at the same that his friend was attempting to throw out two men who were fighting. When Patrolman Bruns walked in the friend identified him as a police officer and asked him to escort the men out. As he did so one of the men pulled out a gun and shot him.

The subject was arrested and sentenced to life.

Patrolman Bruns had served with the Dayton Police Department for 23 years. He was survived by his wife.

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