Patrolman Daniel Henry Bruns

Patrolman Daniel Henry Bruns

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, July 1, 1973

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Daniel Henry Bruns

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.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 414

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

off duty

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 1, 2020

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