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Deputy Night Watchman Fred French | Kingsburg Police Department, California Kingsburg Police Department, California

Deputy Night Watchman

Fred French

Kingsburg Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, November 2, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Never apprehended

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Watchman French was shot and killed by a suspect he had arrested earlier in the night for being drunk in public and creating a disturbance in a pool hall.

After being taken to the jail the suspect apologized and asked to go home to go to sleep. The officers released the man, who went home, grabbed his double-barrel shotgun, and returned to the downtown district. The suspect located Watchman French and shot him twice in the back.

The suspect fled the scene after the murder. He was never apprehended.

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Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 101st anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
November 2, 2017


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