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Police Officer Donald Bernard Kramer | Miami Beach Police Department, Florida Miami Beach Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Donald Bernard Kramer

Miami Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, February 25, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 34

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/23/1984

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Committed

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Officer Donald Kramer was shot and killed while pursuing a homeless man thought to be drunk. He was on patrol when a homeless man spotted him and began to run. Officer Kramer chased him and caught him. The man suddenly swung around and shot Officer Kramer in the head, then twice more after he fell to the ground. The suspect was later arrested and charged with murder.

The suspect was found incompetent to stand trial and committed in a maximum security psychiatric hospital.

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Sergeant Kramer. Today, I visited your grave as I was attending a service for a friend. Your bravery and decency will not be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
February 20, 2017


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