Deputy Kelly James Fredinburg

Deputy Kelly James Fredinburg

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Saturday, June 16, 2007

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Kelly James Fredinburg

Deputy Kelly James Fredinburg was killed in a two-vehicle collision while responding to a call for assistance from another agency.

He was driving south on Highway 99E, north of Gervais, with his lights and siren activated when a vehicle traveling north crossed the center line and collided with his patrol car. Deputy Fredinburg's patrol car overturned and caught fire. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

One of the three occupants of the other vehicle was also killed. The driver of the vehicle who caused the crash fled to his native Mexico after being charged with two counts of murder. The subject was arrested in Mexico on January 20th, 2017. Prosecutors had indicated they would allow him to be prosecuted in Mexico due to limitations in the extradition treaty between the United States and Mexico, however, the suspect was mistakenly released from custody one month later.

Deputy Fredinburg had served with the Marion County Sheriff's Office for 10 months and had previously served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, brother, sister, and grandmother.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years, 10 months
  • Badge A185

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender At large

automobile accident, emergency response, officer assistance, vehicle crash

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Hi Kelly, you were a huge part of my life growing up and I'll never forget you. Playing war in my back yard, you always messing with my brother and I, you were like a brother to me and I'll never forget all our fun times. You are so missed and it's funny how things work out because your sister is a very close friend of mine now and we didn't put the connection together until about 10 years ago. Don't worry buddy I got her back always just like you had mine. I love you Bro, hope you've got that big Ole smile up in heaven knowing that your forever loved,respected and missed. I pray for your family and hope you are at peace.

Childhood friend

August 22, 2022

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