Patrolman Rufus Edward Froedge

Patrolman Rufus Edward Froedge

Owensboro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, November 4, 1956

Rufus Edward Froedge

Patrolman Edward Froedge was killed when his patrol wagon collided with a patrol car at the intersection of 4th Street and Triplett Street.

He was pursuing a speeding vehicle when the collision occurred. He was trapped underneath the patrol wagon after being ejected from it as a result of the crash.

Patrolman Froedge was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, and two brothers.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 30
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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From Courier Journal archives: "Owensboro policeman was killed and another critically in-jured today when their patrol cars collided at an intersection. Rufus Edward Froedge, 35, was killed when his vehicle collided with a cruiser driven by Robert Carrico, 35. Froedge was pursuing a speeding car before the collision, Night Police Chief Stuart Lambert reported. All Owensboro police vehicles are one-man operations, Froedge is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gay Froedge; a son, Bobby Froedge; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Froedge, "

Detective Brad Youngman
Daviess County Sheriff

June 28, 2017

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