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Police Officer Herman Fleishman | Redwood City Police Department, California Redwood City Police Department, California

Police Officer

Herman Fleishman

Redwood City Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, January 22, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with homicide

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Police Officer Herman Fleishman was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a drunk driver while on duty.

He and another officer had attempted to stop a vehicle on El Camino Real and pursued the car into San Carlos, where it finally stopped in one of the traffic lanes. Officer Fleishman pulled his car over on the shoulder next to the other vehicle. He and the driver of the car were standing between the two vehicles when a third vehicle struck the man's vehicle from behind.

The collision caused Officer Fleishman and the other driver to be crushed between the two cars. As a result, Officer Fleishman's left leg and both of the other driver's legs were severed. Both were transported to a local hospital where they died. The driver who caused the crash was arrested and charged with negligent homicide.

Officer Fleishman had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and two daughters.

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Fleishman. Your bravery and honor will be cherished forever.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
January 21, 2017


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