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.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 217

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Just thinking about that night Fred, as I do often still 36 years later. I was one of the officers there that night when things went so terribly wrong. Fred was a great officer and good friend. I had been on the job shy of 3 years when Fred died. Fred has not been forgotten and I feel fortunate to have known him. Peace and God bless you my brother in blue.

Retired Patrolman John Brun
Moraine Police Department

October 24, 2019

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