Patrolman Frederick E. Pettit

Patrolman Frederick E. Pettit

Saratoga Springs Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, January 27, 1957

Frederick E. Pettit

Patrolman Pettit was killed while assisting the local fire department at the scene of a major fire in the city's downtown district. He was standing with the fire chief and assistant fire chief when an explosion occurred inside one of the burning building. The explosion blew a large number of bricks onto the three, killing Patrolman Pettit and injuring the other two.

Patrolman Pettit had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 4

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

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Frederick E Pettit was my Grandfather. I never met him but i did know he was a dedicated officer. I miss that i never new the man.

Frederick Ernest Pettit III

April 4, 2013

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