Patrolman Peter Fromm

Patrolman Peter Fromm

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, February 13, 1925

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Peter Fromm

Patrolman Fromm succumbed to a gunshot wound received 14 months earlier while attempting to arrest two men. During the arrest he was attacked, stabbed, and sprayed with his own mace. While he was on the ground one of the suspects gained control of his revolver and shot him in the groin. He never recovered from the wound and died 14 months later. The suspects were originally convicted of shooting to kill and were never charged with murder because Patrolman Fromm died more then one year after the shooting.
Patrolman Fromm was survived by his parents.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, November 30, 1923
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Patrolman Fromm,
On today, the 94th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cleveland.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 13, 2019

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