Trooper James M. Froemsdorf

Trooper James M. Froemsdorf

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, March 2, 1985

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James M. Froemsdorf

Trooper Froemsdorf was shot and killed with his own weapon after making a traffic stop. During the stop he placed the driver in handcuffs and in the front seat of his cruiser so he could search the vehicle. He located identification and determined that the suspect was wanted on four warrants out of Texas.

Meanwhile, the suspect was able to compress his hand, due to an old injury, to the size of his wrist and squeeze out of one of the handcuffs. The suspect then grabbed Trooper Froemsdorf's handgun and shot him several times. The suspect was later apprehended and sentenced to death. He was executed on July 11, 2001.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 261

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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i served with jimmy froemsdorf in vietnam 69-70 . He was in A co. and i was in recon, and B co. as a combat
medic We served in the 1/20th inf. 11th bde. americaql div. I treated some A co. wounded june8,9,10 1969 at firebase BRONCO He was a great infantrymen,
and I'm sure a great trooper! there is a photo of him on A co. website. He"s a hero twice


July 22, 2019

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