Detective Sergeant Frank William Grunder, Jr.

Detective Sergeant Frank William Grunder, Jr.

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, August 1, 1974

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Frank William Grunder, Jr.

Detective Sergeant Frank Grunder was shot and killed by a criminal wanted on the west coast.

Sergeant Grunder was off duty driving around with his family when he noticed the suspect sitting on the steps of the St. Dominick Catholic Church at Hartford Road and Echodale Avenue. Knowing how dangerous the suspect was he parked his family a long distance away and went to a pay phone to call for assistance. At the same time, he noticed a marked patrol car and flagged the officer down.

As Sergeant Grunder and the officer approached the suspect he produced a pistol and shot Sergeant Grunder in the chest killing him instantly. The patrol officer returned fire killing the suspect.

Sergeant Grunder had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for 12 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Shot and killed

off duty, warrant service

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 25, 2013

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