Patrolman Clarence Frueh

Patrolman Clarence Frueh

Freeport Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, June 29, 1923

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Clarence Frueh

Patrolman Clarence Frueh was shot and killed after arresting a tramp at the Illinois Central depot.

After murdering the officer, the suspect attempted to escape on his motorcycle but was killed when he crashed into a curb.

Patrolman Frueh had served with the Freeport Police Department for two years.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Killed in accident

arrest attempt

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Patrolman Frueh,
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 Freeport.


United States Border Patrol

June 29, 2023

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