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

Police Officer Forrest Krell was shot and killed by the father of a man who had shot his wife in the foot during a domestic violence incident.

Officer Krell arrested the man and transferred custody to another officer in order to search the home for the pistol. The man's 58-year-old father fatally shot him as he searched the home.

The father was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on October 22nd, 1939. He died in prison on January 15th, 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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