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Patrolman Frederick J. Beard | West Carrollton Police Department, Ohio West Carrollton Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Frederick J. Beard

West Carrollton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 16, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # 217

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman Frederick Beard was struck by a tractor trailer and killed during the pursuit of a robbery suspect. The suspect vehicle stopped on I-75 and as Patrolman Beard exited his patrol car he was struck by the semi.

The suspect Patrolman Beard was chasing was apprehended and sentenced to 81 years in prison in connection with the incident.

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I feel very fortunate to have met Fred and his wife through working as a volunteer firefighter on the fire department. Many nights I would ride-along with Fred after working at the Pizza Hut. Better known to all WCPD officers at the time as the "Red Roof." He seemed to know just about everyone in town. I miss those nights! Fred was a great father and police officer. Time has really gone by so quickly since that day in February of 1983. I am constantly reminded of how dangerous working in public safety can be. Peace be with you and god bless your family.

Fire Chief Chris Barnett
West Carrollton Fire
February 14, 2014

 

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