Patrolman Rufus Edward Froedge

Patrolman Rufus Edward Froedge

Owensboro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, November 4, 1956

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Rufus Edward Froedge

Patrolman Edward Froedge was killed when his patrol wagon collided with a patrol car at the intersection of 4th Street and Triplett Street.

He was pursuing a speeding vehicle when the collision occurred. He was trapped underneath the patrol wagon after being ejected from it as a result of the crash.

Patrolman Froedge was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, and two brothers.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 30
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Rest in peace Patrolman Froedge.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 7, 2022

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