Police Officer Fred B. Veretto

Police Officer Fred B. Veretto

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, January 7, 1947

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Fred B. Veretto

Officer Fred Veretto succumbed to wounds received when he was shot while he and other officers attempted to serve a warrant on a man.

After knocking on the suspect's door the suspect opened fire, striking Officer Veretto in the leg, causing severe bleeding. The suspect was shot and killed by other officers.

Officer Veretto was a WWII veteran and had been with the Oakland Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 1, 1947
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

warrant service

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Officer Veretto,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

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January 7, 2022

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