Police Officer Frederick V. Breslin

Police Officer Frederick V. Breslin

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 1924

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Frederick V. Breslin

Officer Fred Breslin was killed when the car he was riding on was struck by a truck at West Warren Avene and 14th Street. He had stopped to help a child who had been struck by a car. He stopped a passing motorist and placed the child in the car and hopped on the running board as the car drove to the hospital. While on the running board he was using his whistle to warn vehicles. However, the car was struck by a truck at an intersection and Officer Breslin received fatal injuries.

Officer Breslin had been with the Detroit Police Department for fourteen years. He was survived by his sister and four brothers.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 14 years, 3 months
  • Badge 181

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

accident scene, vehicle crash

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 4, 2014

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