Deputy Sheriff Philip Clifford Kramer

Deputy Sheriff Philip Clifford Kramer

Bay County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, September 28, 1974

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Philip Clifford Kramer

Deputy Sheriff Philip Kramer succumbed to injuries sustained two weeks earlier when the patrol car he was riding in was struck by a drunk driver at the intersection of State Park Drive and Wheeler Road.

He was taken to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

The driver who caused the collision was charged with manslaughter.

Deputy Kramer was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Bay County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He was survived by his wife, two children, two grandchildren, parents, and three step-siblings.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 15

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 15, 1974
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

drunk driver, routine driving

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 28, 2020

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