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Patrolman Herbert Dreger | Madison Police Department, Wisconsin Madison Police Department, Wisconsin

Patrolman

Herbert Dreger

Madison Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 2, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/2/1924

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: Acquitted

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Patrolman Herbert Dreger was killed by a shotgun blast when he was ambushed as he walked his beat. Two suspects were arrested a short time later. Patrolman Dreger had arrested one of them three weeks earlier for drunk driving.

A month later both suspects were tried and acquitted. The suspect who Patrolman Dreger arrested for drunk driving died of natural causes in 1927.

Patrolman Dreger was survived by his wife.

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.
February 25, 2014

 

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