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 today Fred , as I always do , 47 years ago today , I was 16 , I’m now almost 64 , still miss you so much , you will never be forgotten , you were the best big brother to me . Words cannot even begin to express my heartache and pain , It never gets easier , of course you cope , you deal with it , you live with it , but you never get over it , it’s still hard to accept it . My memory of you will never fade , you served your country in Vietnam Nam , came home wounded , received a Purple Heart , survived the war , but not home , protecting the citizens of Baltimore City , You will always be my hero , and you will never be forgotten by me .

Jeannie Buchman , sister
Your little sister , Jeannie

April 6, 2020

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