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Police Officer John F. Frey | Oakland Police Department, California Oakland Police Department, California

Police Officer

John F. Frey

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, October 28, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/28/1967

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Apprehended

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Officer John Frey was shot and killed after making a traffic stop.

During the stop he requested backup. When the backup officer arrived, they removed the two occupants of the vehicle and separated them for questioning.

During the questioning the male suspect opened fire, striking both officers. Officer Frey was struck in the chest, stomach, and leg. He succumbed to his injuries while being transported to a local hospital. The other officer was struck in the chest but was able to return fire and wound the suspect, who was later apprehended. The suspect served three years in prison and was later killed in 1989.

The two suspects were members of the radical racist group The Black Panthers.

Officer Frey had served with the Oakland Police Department for 18 months. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

The Black Panthers is a racist, radical group that professed the murders of law enforcement officers. Members and former members of the group were responsible for the murders of at least 15 law enforcement officers and the wounding of dozens more across the nation.

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You didn't know the radical you had stopped. Thank you for your short but courageous service to the citizens of California!!!

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