Police Officer Forrest Krell

Police Officer Forrest Krell

Newberry Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, August 22, 1939

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Forrest Krell

Officer Krell was shot and killed by the father of a man he had arrested for shooting his wife in the foot. After another officer took custody of the man, Officer Krell began searching the home for the pistol. During the search the man's 58-year-old father shot him.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison October 22, 1939. He died in prison January 15, 1947.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Died in prison

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 22, 2020

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