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Police Officer Frederick K. Kontner | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

Frederick K. Kontner

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Friday, February 10, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/25/1967

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Frederick Kontner succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three weeks earlier. He was shot while chasing a suspect who had just held another officer at gunpoint and taken the officer's service revolver.

Officer Kontner and his partner were on patrol on North Calvert Street when they observed three suspicious men. As they stopped to question them the men ran from the scene. Officer Kontner began to chase one of the men as his partner drove around to a nearby building. One of the suspects who ran into the same parking lot held the officer at gunpoint and stole his service weapon.

At the same time Officer Kontner ran into the parking lot and began chasing the suspect. Officer Kontner was shot by the suspect behind the old Department of Motor Vehicles Building in the 2100 block of Guilford Avenue. The suspect was shot and killed by return gunfire from other officers.

Officer Kontner was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Baltimore Police Department for seven years and was assigned to the Northern District.

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Thank you for your selfless and brave action the day of Friday, Feb. 10, 1967. You will always be remembered and may you always rest in peace fine Sir!

J. Gantner
Grandson, Son, Brother of NJ LEO's & NJSP
February 26, 2016


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