Police Officer Norman Frederick Buchman

Police Officer Norman Frederick Buchman

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, April 6, 1973

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Norman Frederick Buchman

Police Officer Norman Buchman was shot and killed with his own service weapon while struggling with a known local drug dealer in the 2500 block of Quantico Avenue.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of second-degree murder.

Officer Buchman was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was the recipient of a Purple Heart. He had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for four years and was assigned to the Northwest District. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two siblings.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 2253
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended


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Thinking of you Fred as I always do , my big brother , my hero , I miss you so much , today would have been my 26 th wedding anniversary but I became a widow just shy of my 25 th anniversary . My son , your nephew that you never got to meet will be 25 next month . He is so like you , looks like you , and is compassionate and kind like you . I wanted anyone that is interested that a bench was installed at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in your honor in 2018 . You were honored at the Fallen Heroes Day 2018 which is held every first Friday in May . Your bench is to the left of a beautiful tree that blooms purple every spring and is directly across the the Fallen Heroes Memorial . It’s right next to the pond and at the curb where the color guard passes in front of you every year , to the right of the tree is where I buried my husband , who was retired from the fire dept . and will be my family plot as well . I so wanted to make sure you will never be forgotten and be remembered forever in a place of honor , you were a Veteran of the Vietnam war , Purple Heart , and gave the Ultimate Sacrifice to the Baltimore City Police Department . You always cared about people as you cared about me , I was honored to be your little sister and you were the best brother ever . You will be remembered forever .

Regenia Buchman Baumgart

January 14, 2020

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