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Police Officer Frank I. Bugdin, Jr. | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Frank I. Bugdin, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, February 2, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 1134

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Frank Bugdin was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to reports of a man firing a gun into the air.

When they arrived on the scene they saw the suspect and another man in a taxicab on Lexington Avenue, near 51st Street. As Officer Bugdin opened the taxi door, the man inside opened fire, striking Officer Bugdin in the chest. Officer Bugdin and his partner were able to return fire killing the suspect and wounding the man with him.

The suspect and the other man were both New York City Housing Authority police officers.

Officer Bugdin had served with the New York City Police Dedpartment for 18 years and was assigned to Midtown Precinct North. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Thank you for posting his picture. I lived next door to him in Suffern and when he died it was the saddest day. He would always tell my mom to get you boys up there to clean those gutters.

Teresa Bjorkback Schaeffer

February 26, 2016


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