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Police Officer Frederick W. Walsh, Jr. | Long Beach Police Department, California Long Beach Police Department, California

Police Officer

Frederick W. Walsh, Jr.

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, January 20, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Never apprehended

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Officer Frederick Walsh was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a vehicle southbound on Terminal Island Freeway. His patrol car left the roadway after encountering a patch of fog and struck a light pole. He was transported to St. Mary's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries that night.

Officer Walsh was a four-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department and had served for five years in the United States Navy. He is survived by his expectant wife, son, and daughter.

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My father was your partner that day, and survived the crash. I was 5. I vividly remember the sergeant coming to the door with Dad's gunbelt, and taking my mother and I to St. Mary's hospital. I was well cared for by the nuns, as my mom went to see my dad. Your family was cared for too, but you didn't come home.
May no child of a first responder have to answer the door to this grief. It lives in your heart forever.

M. Rhone
daughter of Officer Walsh's partner
May 27, 2015


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