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Police Officer Norman Frederick Buchman | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

Norman Frederick Buchman

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Friday, April 6, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 2253

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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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.

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While doing our family tree, I found your story. I cannot state how proud I am of you, my cousin, for your military and police services. To sacrifice for the safety of everyone else is a true hero. Your 'branch' on our family tree is one of honor and pride. You will always be in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers as a cherished family member.

Donna Tittle
September 12, 2015


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