Patrolman Delmar Warren Tooman

Patrolman Delmar Warren Tooman

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, September 29, 1990

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Delmar Warren Tooman

Patrolman Delma Tooman was shot and killed as he was investigating a silent alarm at a restaurant.

He was shot above his vest and in the left temple. Another officer on the scene shot the suspect.

The suspect survived the shooting and was jailed prior to the preliminary hearing. In an attempt to escape, the suspect planned a fake suicide but ended up killing himself and was found dead in his cell.

Patrolman Tooman is survived by his parents.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide


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I didn't know you, but knew of your heroism that ended your watch on my birthday in 1990.
The details of that incident and your courageous response to that call for help left an indelible mark on my life, and is the reason I became a police dispatcher. Today, As I tell my adult daughter of the officers that gave their all to protect others while they responded to this call on my birthday in 1990, I looked your memorial up and saw your name on the ODMP and was able once again to put your name to the story . Thank you, sir, for your service and your sacrifice.
True heroes live forever in the hearts and memories of those whose lives they've touched!

S. Ramos
Fmr OCPD Dispatcher

August 29, 2022

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