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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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Oh how I remember working in channel 2 when Officer Kramer would call in about one of his "Kramer's Kids". Always a smile, donuts and coffee for his homeless regulars before the trip to county. He always made time to visit us in communications to say hello. After all these years I can honestly say I will never forget you. Peace.

Melinda Milone
Former Communications Specialust MBPD
May 20, 2014

 

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