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Police Officer Frederik Jan West Covina Police Department, California

Police Officer

Frederik Jan "Fred" Ham

West Covina Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, December 9, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 2

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

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Police Officer Fred Ham was killed in a motorcycle accident while patrolling Holt-Garvey Avenue.

Officer Ham was patrolling Holt-Garvey Boulevard (now known as the I-10 Freeway) on his motorcycle when he attempted to stop a speeding vehicle on the boulevard. While in pursuit of the vehicle, Officer Ham collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Francisquito Street. Officer Ham was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries that evening.

The driver of the speeding vehicle was never apprehended.

Officer Ham had served with the West Covina Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife.

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Rest in Peace, Officer Ham. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 23, 2012


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