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Officer George W. Redding | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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George W. Redding

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 17, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # 4282

Cause: Automobile accident

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Officer George Redding was killed in a freak accident after responding to an accident in which a vehicle had struck a telephone pole.

As Officer Redding exited his cruiser another passing car struck the downed line, causing it to fly across the street, wrap around Officer Redding's ankle, and throwing him into the air and to the ground. He was killed almost instantly when he struck the ground.

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