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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

electrocuted, accident investigation

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Trooper Frederickson,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Illinois. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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