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Patrolman Paul Frederick | Portsmouth Police Department, Ohio Portsmouth Police Department, Ohio


Paul Frederick

Portsmouth Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 7, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 9 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1928

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Patrolman Frederick was shot and killed by two men while on patrol. One of the men had been arrested by Patrolman Frederick several months earlier for illegally transporting whiskey in East Portsmouth.

Both suspects were arrested following the murder. They were both sentenced to death and executed on July 5, 1928.

Patrolman Frederick had only served with the agency for 9 months. He was survived by his father, two brothers, and three sisters.

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I respected and admired my great uncle and was lead to follow in his footsteps as a police officer.

Chief of Police (Retired
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January 26, 2013


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