Police Officer Frampton Pope Wichman, Jr.

Police Officer Frampton Pope Wichman, Jr.

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, September 24, 1948

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Frampton Pope Wichman, Jr.

Police Officer Frampton Wichman succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was struck by a utility pole at NE 2nd Avenue and Flagler Street.

He was talking to a taxi driver when a truck backed into a utility pole and knocked it down. The pole fell onto the taxi cab, bounced off of it, and struck Officer Wichman in the head. He was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries four days later.

Officer Wichman was a U.S. Navy of WWII and participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima. He had served with the Miami Police Department for six months. He was survived by his wife, parents, and brother.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 352

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental
  • Incident Date Friday, February 20, 1948

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Officer Wichman,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific fighting the Japanese during World War II-especially at Iwo Jima. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

September 24, 2023

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