Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 5
Incident Date: 11/18/1974
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.