Police Officer Fred A. Brumm

Police Officer Fred A. Brumm

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, April 7, 1928

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Fred A. Brumm

Officer Brumm was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three men who were fleeing a robbery at a cigar store located at 6409 Woodward Ave. around 10 a.m.

Although wounded, Officer Brumm was able to return fire and struck one of the suspects. All three men were arrested and sentenced to life in prison. Officer Brumm"s killer was paroled in 1960. Another was paroled in 1940. The third suspect escaped from prison on July 8, 1938, and was apprehended two months later in Pontiac. He was paroled in 1957.

Officer Brumm had served with the Detroit Police Department for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, father, two sisters, and three brothers.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 610

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1960

robbery, arrest

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My connection to Fred Brumm is that my Grandmother Clara A (Brumm) Wilkins had a photo of Fred in their home for years until her death in 1987. We are now in possession of this same photo. We would like to find the family to reunite them with this photo. Thank you Steve Wilkins, Grandson of Clara. ______@yahoo/com for more info.

Grandson of Clara
Grandson of Clara

August 2, 2021

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