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Police Officer Michael L. Draeger | Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer

Michael L. Draeger

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Saturday, December 28, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 5

Cause: Fire

Incident Date: 11/18/1974

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Officer Draeger succumbed to burns received one month earlier when his clothing caught fire following an accident. He was responding to an officer needs assistance call when his patrol wagon collided with another police car. He was able to free himself from the wreckage but his gasoline-soaked clothing caught fire.

He was transported to a burn center where he succumbed to his wounds one month later.

Officer Draeger had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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