Deputy Frederick W. Kaesser

Deputy Frederick W. Kaesser

Erie County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Saturday, August 1, 1925

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Frederick W. Kaesser

Deputy Frederick Kaesser was shot and killed as raided the Grimesville Inn, on Central Avenue in Lancaster, along with other deputies and members of the Buffalo Police Department.

The inn was suspected of being the headquarters of a gang of burglars and highwaymen. As the officers raided it the innkeeper opened fire on them, killing mortally wounding Deputy Kaesser and wounding a second deputy. Deputy Kaesser succumbed to his wounds three days later.

The subject who shot the deputies was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

Deputy Kaesser was survived by his wife, father, brother, and two sisters.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 28, 1925
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Deputy Kaesser,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Erie County.


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