Police Officer David I. Bergum

Police Officer David I. Bergum

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, February 17, 1949

David I. Bergum

Officer David Bergum was shot and killed while questioning a suspicious person at Ash Street near 17th Street around 4:15 a.m.

His partner was shot and wounded.

The 19-year-old suspect, who had just finished serving a robbery term and was the son of a policeman, escaped but was later caught and arrested at a friend's home. He was charged with first-degree murder.

Officer Bergum had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his expectant wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 195

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2012

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