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Chief of Police Fred Stricklin | Savannah Police Department, Tennessee Savannah Police Department, Tennessee

Chief of Police

Fred Stricklin

Savannah Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, July 20, 1942

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief of Police Fred Stricklin was shot and killed while attempting to disarm a man who was carrying a weapon in a local cafe.

After being notified of the offense, Marshal Stricklin went to the cafe to investigate. The subject refused to cooperate, drew the weapon, and opened fire. Despite being mortally wounded, Chief of Police Stricklin returned fire and killed the subject.

Chief of Police Stricklin was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Savannah Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Marshal Stricklin, thank you so very much for your service. You made not only Savannah a safer and better place but, in fact, the entire country. You lived as a hero and will forever be remembered as one. Thank you so much for all you did.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections
April 12, 2013


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