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Detective Fred W. Nolan | St. Cloud Police Department, Minnesota St. Cloud Police Department, Minnesota

Detective

Fred W. Nolan

St. Cloud Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Sunday, April 29, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Detective Fred Nolan was shot and killed while confronting a suspicious man on St. Germain Street at 1500 hours.

The officer grabbed the man on the shoulder and spun him around. As the man turned he fired a round, fatally wounding Detective Nolan.

The 22-year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life. He was denied parole in 1951.

Detective Nolan had been employed with the St. Cloud Police Department for only three months and was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 29, 2012

 

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