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Police Officer George Gustave Bredenberg, Jr. | Turlock Police Department, California Turlock Police Department, California

Police Officer

George Gustave Bredenberg, Jr.

Turlock Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, November 4, 1949

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 7 months

Badge # 12

Cause: Struck by train

Incident Date: 11/1/1949

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Officer George Bredenberg succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier when the vehicle he was riding in struck a train in dense fog.

Officer Kerley and Officer Glenn Winans were killed instantly in the collision. The three officers were responding to a prowler car when the accident occurred. The impact was so great that the refrigerated car that they struck was derailed. Officer Winans and Officer Kerley were in the front seats and Officer Bredenberg was in the rear seat. The accident occurred at midnight during the shift change and Officer Winans and Officer Kerley were just getting off work and Officer Bredenberg was just reporting to duty.
Officer Bredenberg had been employed with the Turlock Police Department for seven months and is survived by his wife and two sons.

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End of Watch: Tuesday, November 1, 1949
Cause: Struck by train

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End of Watch: Tuesday, November 1, 1949
Cause: Struck by train

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