Patrolman James A. Fredericka

Patrolman James A. Fredericka

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, May 8, 1953

James A. Fredericka

Patrolman James Fredericka succumbed to injuries sustained eight days earlier when he lost control of his patrol car on a wet roadway and struck a tree while responding to an accident call. The accident occurred on State Route 7 in Trumbull County.

He was transported to a hospital in Sharon, Pennsylvania, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Patrolman Fredericka was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was survived by his wife, two children, and parents.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 289/328
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 30, 1953

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman James A. Fredericka of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 59 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 8, 2018

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