Trooper George Louis Fredrickson

Trooper George Louis Fredrickson

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, September 1, 1947

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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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... time will never diminish our sincere gratitude for your service and especially your ultimate sacrifice.
God Bless You Trooper George Fredrickson, your Family and the Illinois State Police.

another grateful citizen

September 1, 2015

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