Chief of Police George W. Fridinger

Chief of Police George W. Fridinger

Hagerstown Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, February 28, 1918

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George W. Fridinger

Chief Fridinger succumbed to injuries received two days earlier when the vehicle he was riding was struck by a trolley car on Maryland Avenue. He and city street superintendent were inspecting the streets in the area and they had the blinds of the Ford vehicle pulled down because of the wind. The street superintendent drove in front of the trolley car and was struck broadside, causing the vehicle to overturn, and causing Chief Fridinger to suffer fatal injuries.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 26, 1918

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Chief Fridinger,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hagerstown. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 28, 2018

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