Officer Michael F. Buzzard – Cranston Police

Ptl. Michael F. Buzzard

     Patrolman Michael F. Buzzard was born in West Virginia in 1897, and served overseas in the United Army during World War I.  He came to Cranston and obtained a job at the Auburn Express Company before being appointed a special patrolman to the police department in May of 1924.   He was appointed a permanent patrolman in January of 1925.   In December of 1926 he was recognized for single-handedly pursuing three armed bandits during a high-speed car chase during which numerous gunshots between the officer and bandits were exchanged.  He passed away in Massachusetts on November 30, 1972, at the age of 75. 

     Rest in peace.