Trooper Frederick Christian Kielhorn

Trooper Frederick Christian Kielhorn

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Saturday, September 9, 1961

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Frederick Christian Kielhorn

Trooper Frederick Kielhorn was killed in an airplane crash in McMinnville, Oregon, while extraditing a prisoner from Lompac, California, to Yamhill County.

The plane struck several trees and crashed as it attempted to land. Another trooper and the Yamhill County sheriff were seriously injured in the crash, but the prisoner was unharmed. The prisoner remained with the injured trooper and accompanied him to the hospital before he was taken back into custody.

Trooper Kielhorn had served with the Oregon State Police for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 2, 2013

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