Fred Elbert Buhland
South Bend Police Department
Monday, January 10, 1921

Age: 37
Served: 1 month
Badge #:
Panel 53W, Line 7
Panel L9, Line 4

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, January 10, 1921
07:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Dunn and Scott streets, South Bend
Incident County:
St. Joseph
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Highland Cemetery, South Bend
(unmarked grave)

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   Patrolman Fred Buhland was shot and killed after he and several other officers were investigating shots being fired.

   Upon their arrival, they found two intoxicated men holding guns. The guns were confiscated and the men arrested, but not searched when one man ran from the officers.

   While fleeing, the man produced another gun, fired several shots and struck Patrolman Buhland twice. He was taken to Epworth Hospital where he died.

   The suspects fled the scene and were never identified or apprehended.

   Patrolman Buhland was survived by his wife and daughter.

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