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Detective Francois M. DeArmond | Springfield Police Department, Missouri Springfield Police Department, Missouri


Francois M. DeArmond

Springfield Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Monday, June 18, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # 7

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed Suicide

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Detective Francois DeArmond was shot and killed by a suspect he was attempting to arrest. The suspect had just shot and killed his mother-in-law, stabbed his sister-in-law and shot his wife's friend. As Detective DeArmond and other officers moved in on the suspects home, he opened fire, killing Detective DeArmond. The suspects was apprehended and sentenced to death by hanging, but committed suicide in prison before the sentence could be carried out.
Detective DeArmond was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 18, 2015


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