Patrolman Fred Karsch

Patrolman Fred Karsch

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, November 4, 1880

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Fred Karsch

Patrolman Fred Karsch succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day when he was shot by a suspect while attempting to disperse a crowd.

The suspect was apprehended by Patrolman Karsch's partner. The suspect was stabbed to death on Aug. 15, 1883, during an argument with another man at a polling place.

Patrolman Karsch had served with the agency for more than two years and was survived by his wife and son. He is buried at Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 3, 1880
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Stabbed to death in 1883

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Fred Karsch of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

November 4, 2018

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