Police Officer Frank I. Bugdin, Jr.

Police Officer Frank I. Bugdin, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, February 2, 1975

Frank I. Bugdin, Jr.

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.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 1134

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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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