Deputy Kelly James Fredinburg

Deputy Kelly James Fredinburg

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Saturday, June 16, 2007

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. Oregon State Police and the Marion County District Attorney's office have been working jointly with the FBI, U.S. Embassy, Interpol, and the Mexican Attorney General's Office to locate the suspect and bring him to justice.

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 Apprehended 10 years later; mistakenly r

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Hey dad it's been a while huh? We all miss you like crazy down here. A lot has changed and I think you would be proud of all of us. It's really hard without you but we all still have each other and that's okay. We will be okay. Everyone says one day the pain of you being gone will go away but I personally disagree. I think it will always hurt. But, I do think that everyday it gets easier to accept the fact that you are no longer with us. I always have these police officers talking to me and telling me stories about you, it seems like you were a pretty funny guy. Mom, Miranda and I talk about you a lot. Miranda loves telling me stories about you, it seems like you guys had a lot of fun together. As I get older I look more and more like you, that's what people tell me anyway. It's nice to read the things people say about you. There are so many people that miss you. You've almost been gone for 12 years that is insane to even think about! I only have one memory of you left sadly but honestly it's my favorite one so that's okay. I have to go but i'm sure ill be back. I love you so much dad, I hope heaven is treating you well because you deserve it. XOXO

Rock on(:

Kaydin Fredinburg

January 12, 2019

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