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, 23, was apprehended, convicted of second-degree murder, and sentenced to 30 years.

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 Sentenced to 30 years


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Fred , wanted to let you know I was thinking of you today as I always do . Just harder today as it is the 49th year of your line of duty death . I miss you so much still . I was 16 when you were killed in the line of duty , I will be 66 in July . It has not gotten any easier for me , still trying to cope , no family left to help , dad suddenly passed away 5 months before you , then 3 grandparents the same year , then another brother , then mom . Miss our family so much .
I am and always was so proud to be your little sister . We were so close . I love you Fred , you were the best brother ever . You served our country in VIETNAM and received a Purple Heart while serving as a combat photographer . But you did not survive Baltimore City . Pop Pop was so proud as well , as he was also a Baltimore City Police Officer back in the day .
I will never forget you as I honor you always and in addition to honor you at Fallen Heroes Day at DulaneyValley Memorial Gardens each year on the first Friday in May every year . I never want you to be forgotten , my husband retired from Baltimore County fire dept , passed away in 2018 unexpectedly but my son , now 27 will be the one to continue to carry on to honor you after I’m gone , he wants to do that for us because he knows how important it is to me . You would have loved him , so sorry you never got to meet him . So proud of him as well . Best son ever ! YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

Regenia Buchman Baumgart
Your sister

April 6, 2022

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