Police Officer Norman Frederick Buchman

Police Officer Norman Frederick Buchman

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, April 6, 1973

Norman Frederick Buchman

Police Officer Norman Buchman was shot and killed with his own service weapon while struggling with a known local drug dealer. He was assigned to the Northwest District at the time.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of second degree murder.

Officer Buchman was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was the recipient of a Purple Heart. He had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for four years and was survived by his wife, daughter, and two siblings.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 2253
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

Most Recent Reflection

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Norm, I sure you are enjoying Heaven. You earned it due to your honesty and morals.
After the shooting, or what I would call an assasination, I went to the hospital and saw them bring you in. It was obvious that you were already in Gods hands.
We hand coffee earlier that day and what I remember was your smile.
God Bless you Norm. I think of you often.

Jim Birch
Baltimore City Police

July 3, 2018

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