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Officer John F. Buchanan | Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana


John F. Buchanan

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Friday, July 9, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 352

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Convicted of manslaughter

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Officer John Buchanan was shot and killed through a closet door by a suspect the officers were chasing. As Officer Buchanan stood outside the door and ordered the man out the suspect opened fire. The suspect was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to two to 21 years in prison. The man died in 1971.

Officer Buchanan had served with the Indianapolis Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife.

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