Remembering Pomona Police Officer Daniel Fraembs

Photo courtesy: Pomona PD

Pomona PD

End of Watch: Saturday, May 11, 1996

Pomona Police Officer Daniel Fraembs was shot and killed while checking on three suspicious subjects, two male gang members and a female, in an industrial area of Pomona on May 11, 1996.

As Officer Fraembs patted down the first male suspect the second man was able to draw a .45 caliber handgun and fatally shot Officer Fraembs.  The gang member responsible was captured and sentenced to death in 1997.

 

Looking back at Officer Daniel Fraembs childhood, he was destined for a career in law enforcement.  Daniel was found orphaned on a beach in Hong Kong and taken into an orphanage by a local policeman. At nine months old, he was adopted by Donald and Dorothy Fraembs of Cincinnati, Ohio, and became a citizen of the United States in 1963. He rose to the rank of sergeant during four years in the U.S. Marine Corps until receiving an honorable discharge, and 3 years later, in 1988, started his appointment to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.  He worked with the Sheriff’s Department for 5 years, before joining the Pomona Police Department.

We will never forget Officer Daniel Fraembs.

Pomona Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty:

6. Officer Shaun Richard Diamond
Pomona Police Department

EOW: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

  1. Police Officer Daniel T. Fraembs

Pomona Police Department, CA

EOW: Saturday, May 11, 1996

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

  1. Captain Richard Barry Zbinden

Pomona Police Department, CA

EOW: Tuesday, August 13, 1991

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

  1. Officer Carlo Angelo Poggetto

Pomona Police Department, CA

EOW: Monday, March 11, 1957

Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

 

  1. Officer George Edward Muriset

Pomona Police Department, CA

EOW: Friday, April 9, 1954

Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

 

  1. Chief of Police Henry P. Tracy

Pomona Police Department, CA

EOW:  May 3, 1915

Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident