Patrolman Kenneth R. Fratus

Patrolman Kenneth R. Fratus

Warwick Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Friday, May 21, 1971

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Kenneth R. Fratus

Patrolman Kenneth Fratus was struck and killed by a 10-wheel dump truck while directing traffic at a water main installation project on Centerville Road in front of the Apponaug Elementary School in Warwick.

He was pronounced dead at Kent County Hospital.

Patrolman Fratus was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic

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Patrolman Fratus, it has been 53 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 21, 2024

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