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Patrolman Fred Karsch | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio


Fred Karsch

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, November 4, 1880

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/3/1880

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Stabbed to death in 1883

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Patrolman Fred Karsch succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day when he was shot by a suspect while attempting to disperse a crowd.

The suspect was apprehended by Patrolman Karsch's partner. The suspect was stabbed to death on August 15, 1883, during an argument with another man at a polling place.

Patrolman Karsch had served with the agency for over two years and was survived by his wife and son. He is buried at Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio.

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Fred Karsch Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 53 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
November 4, 2017


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