Detective John M. Dumke

Detective John M. Dumke

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, April 20, 1919

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John M. Dumke

Detective John Dumke was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant for larceny.

Three days later the 26-year-old suspect was found in a house near the crime scene, dead from a self inflicted gun shot wound.

Detective Dumke had served with the Buffalo Police Department for eight years and was assigned to Precinct 4. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

warrant service

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