Police Officer Daniel T. Fraembs

Police Officer Daniel T. Fraembs

Pomona Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, May 11, 1996

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Daniel T. Fraembs

Police Officer Daniel Fraembs was shot and killed while checking on three suspicious subjects that included two male gang members in an industrial area on South Humane Way, near Mission Boulevard, at approximately 1:30 am.

As Officer Fraembs patted down the first male suspect the second man was able to draw a .45 caliber handgun and shot Officer Fraembs in the face, killing him.

The gang member who shot him was sentenced to death in 1997.

Officer Fraembs was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Pomona Police Department for three years. He is survived by his mother and sister.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 27
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to death

gang member, suspicious person

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We worked together in triage at OCSD. I always knew it would be a good night if you were on duty. You were always calm and in control and handled inmates with mental disorders with such professionalism. You were also so much fun to work with. You used your martial arts training expertly yet, were humble. You were such a trustworthy, solid guy. Gone far too soon. We used to tease you and try to set you up with nurses. You always declined and I will never forget you saying that you didn’t think it would be fair to someone because you could be hurt or lose your life in the line of duty. You were that honorable. I think of that whenever I think of you. I used to commute by the stretch of highway named for you. 24 years later and I have not forgotten you. I hope that your family knows how many lives you touched during your short life. I know so many others remember how honorable you were. See you on the other side one day.

Christy Willman RN Retired
Correctional Mental Health OCSD

July 3, 2021

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