Detective John M. Dumke

Detective John M. Dumke

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, April 20, 1919

John M. Dumke

Detective Dumke was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant for larceny. He was assigned to Precinct 4.

Detective Dumke had been with the agency for 8 years and 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 Not available

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Det. Dumke,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Buffalo.


U.S. Border Patrol

April 20, 2012

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