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.

Officer Frampton Wichman succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was struck by a utility pole at N.E. Second Avenue and Flagler Street. Officer Wichman 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 WWII in U.S. Navy and participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima. He had been with the agency 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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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

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