Patrolman Frederick J. Beard

Patrolman Frederick J. Beard

West Carrollton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, February 16, 1983

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Frederick J. Beard

Patrolman Frederick Beard was struck by a tractor-trailer and killed during the pursuit of a robbery suspect. The suspect vehicle stopped on I-75 and as Patrolman Beard exited his patrol car he was struck by the semi.

The suspect Patrolman Beard was chasing was apprehended and sentenced to 81 years in prison in connection with the incident.

In March 2018, the city renamed Slonaker Avenue, passing the police department, to Officer Fred Beard Way.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 217

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle


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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 Frederick J. Beard of the West Carrollton 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

February 16, 2023

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