Trooper George Louis Fredrickson

Trooper George Louis Fredrickson

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, September 1, 1947

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George Louis Fredrickson

Trooper George Fredrickson was electrocuted by a power line at the scene of an accident on Route 100 approximately two miles west of Grafton, in Jersey County.

He and other officers had responded to a motorcycle accident after its driver, who was fatally injured, had struck a power line pole. As Trooper Fredrickson walked toward the motorcycle in the darkness he came into contact with a low-hanging, 6,700-volt high tension line that had become loosened in the collision, killing him instantly.

Trooper Fredrickson had served with the Illinois State Police for nearly 3½ years and was assigned to District 11. He was survived by his wife, 16-year-old son, 14-year-old daughter, mother, brother, and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 3 years, 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

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