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Deputy Kelly James Fredinburg | Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon


Kelly James Fredinburg

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch: Saturday, June 16, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 8 years, 10 months

Badge # A185

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: At large

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Deputy Kelly James Fredinburg was killed in a two-vehicle collision while responding to a call for assistance from another agency.

He was driving south on Highway 99E, north of Gervais, with his lights and siren activated when a vehicle traveling north crossed the center line and collided with his patrol car. Deputy Fredinburg's patrol car overturned and caught fire. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

One of the three occupants of the other vehicle was also killed. The driver of the vehicle who caused the crash fled to his native Mexico after being charged with two counts of murder. The subject remains at large and Oregon prosecutors have indicated they will allow him to be prosecuted in Mexico if he is caught due to limitations in the extradition treaty between the United States and Mexico.

Deputy Fredinburg had served with the Marion County Sheriff's Office for 10 months and had previously served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, brother, sister, and grandmother.

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9 years brother and it still seems like yesterday. And the pain never goes away either. I miss you and our friendship. Some good times we had, my friend. Hope you're enjoyin' your beat on heavens streets. We will NEVER get 'ya buddy.....NEVER !!!


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon
June 17, 2016


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