Patrolman Paul Frederick

Patrolman Paul Frederick

Portsmouth Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, February 7, 1928

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Paul Frederick

Patrolman Frederick was shot and killed by two men while on patrol. One of the men had been arrested by Patrolman Frederick several months earlier for illegally transporting whiskey in East Portsmouth.

Both suspects were arrested following the murder. They were both sentenced to death and executed on July 5, 1928.

Patrolman Frederick had only served with the agency for 9 months. He was survived by his father, two brothers, and three sisters.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1928

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Paul Frederick of the Portsmouth Police Department, Ohio and the additional 88 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 7, 2023

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