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Detective Sergeant F. A. Kruger | Omaha Police Department, Nebraska Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

Detective Sergeant

F. A. Kruger

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch: Monday, November 17, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Sergeant Kruger was shot and killed when he and another detective stopped two men wanted for bank robbery in Hiawatha, Kansas. The other detective was handling one suspect when Sergeant Kruger observed the second suspect attempting to conceal a weapon. Sergeant Kruger grabbed the man's arm but the man pulled his arm away and drew a weapon. The suspect then shot Sergeant Kruger in the back six times as he attempted to take cover. The other detective shot and killed the suspect.

The other man was returned to Kansas where he was convicted of bank robbery and sentenced to 10 to 40 years in prison.

Detective Sergeant Kruger had been with the agency for 11 years and was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 17, 2011

 

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