Police Officer Frederick K. Kontner

Police Officer Frederick K. Kontner

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, February 10, 1967

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Frederick K. Kontner

Police Officer Frederick Kontner succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three weeks earlier. He was shot while chasing a suspect who had just held another officer at gunpoint and taken the officer's service revolver.

Officer Kontner and his partner were on patrol on North Calvert Street when they observed three suspicious men. As they stopped to question them the men ran from the scene. Officer Kontner began to chase one of the men as his partner drove around to a nearby building. One of the suspects who ran into the same parking lot held the officer at gunpoint and stole his service weapon.

At the same time Officer Kontner ran into the parking lot and began chasing the suspect. Officer Kontner was shot by the suspect behind the old Department of Motor Vehicles Building in the 2100 block of Guilford Avenue. The suspect was shot and killed by return gunfire from other officers.

Officer Kontner was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Baltimore Police Department for seven years and was assigned to the Northern District.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 25, 1967
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Kontner,
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 10, 2024

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