Patrolman Herbert Dreger

Patrolman Herbert Dreger

Madison Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Tuesday, December 2, 1924

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Herbert Dreger

Patrolman Herbert Dreger was killed by a shotgun blast when he was ambushed as he walked his beat. Two suspects were arrested a short time later. Patrolman Dreger had arrested one of them three weeks earlier for drunk driving.

A month later both suspects were tried and acquitted. The suspect who Patrolman Dreger arrested for drunk driving died of natural causes in 1927.

Patrolman Dreger was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Patrolman Dreger. Your service was appreciated.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 3, 2015

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