Patrolman Fredrick Webber

Patrolman Fredrick Webber

Lorain Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, December 22, 1923

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Fredrick Webber

Patrolman Fred Webber was shot and killed while apprehending a drunk male.

Patrolman Webber had responded to a restaurant on Broadway and attempted to arrest the man. The suspect fled, and Patrolman Webber gave chase. A struggle ensued, and both Patrolman Webber and the suspect were shot as fellow officers arrived on the scene. Investigations found that the fatal round may have been fired by another officer, but it could not be proven.

The suspect was charged with shooting with intent to kill and served one year in prison.

Patrolman Webber had served with the Lorain Police Department for over five years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

Patrolman Webber was Lorain Police Department's first officer killed in the line of duty.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 5 years, 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Served one year


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Fredrick Webber of the Lorain Police Department, Ohio and the additional 76 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 22, 2022

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