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Patrolman Fred M. Cutler | Lake Placid Police Department, New York Lake Placid Police Department, New York


Fred M. Cutler

Lake Placid Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 2, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/1/1907

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Patrolman Fred Cutler succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to arrest a man for causing a disturbance in town.

The subject had been driving his horse and buggy recklessly through town and had threatened to kill any officer who attempted to arrest him. The Lake Placid village president ordered Patrolman Cutler and another officer to arrest the subject. They located the man inside a barber shop on Main Street. As the officers entered the shop the subject immediately opened fire, striking Patrolman Cutler in the chest and the other officer in the arm.

The man escaped from the scene but was later captured near Bloomingdale, New York. He was convicted of Patrolman Cutler's murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Patrolman Cutler. Thanks for serving.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
August 12, 2015


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