Police Officer Frederick W. Walsh, Jr.

Police Officer Frederick W. Walsh, Jr.

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, January 20, 1957

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Frederick W. Walsh, Jr.

Officer Frederick Walsh was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a vehicle southbound on Terminal Island Freeway. His patrol car left the roadway after encountering a patch of fog and struck a light pole. He was transported to St. Mary's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries that night.

Officer Walsh was a four-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department and had served for five years in the United States Navy. He is survived by his expectant wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Sorry for your loss Melissa Rhone. That was a terrible night.

The first seat belts on ever saw where in my father’s Long Beach Police Patrol Car not long after the department installed them.

Peace be with you always.

Ken O’Farrell
Son of a late Long Beach Police Officer

December 11, 2020

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