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Chief of Police George W. Fridinger | Hagerstown Police Department, Maryland Hagerstown Police Department, Maryland

Chief of Police

George W. Fridinger

Hagerstown Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Thursday, February 28, 1918

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Struck by streetcar

Incident Date: 2/26/1918

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Chief Fridinger succumbed to injuries received two days earlier when the vehicle he was riding was struck by a trolley car on Maryland Avenue. He and city street superintendent were inspecting the streets in the area and they had the blinds of the Ford vehicle pulled down because of the wind. The street superintendent drove in front of the trolley car and was struck broadside, causing the vehicle to overturn, and causing Chief Fridinger to suffer fatal injuries.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 28, 2012

 

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