Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Fred A. Babcock, Jr.

Richfield Department of Public Safety, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, June 4, 1949

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Reflections for Patrolman Fred A. Babcock, Jr.

Officer Babcock:
Thanks for your exemplary service to this great nation, as both a Marine and an officer. Your exemplary service to your nation and community should be celebrated by all because of how you lived/served. Thanks for your sacrifice. It sounds like your family is carrying on in an exemplary manner as well.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)

June 4, 2019

Patrolman Babcock,
Sir, as a fellow Marine I would just like to say thank you on today, the 69th anniversary of your death for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC fighting the Japanese in the Pacific during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow former Marine;LEO

United States Border Patrol

June 4, 2018

My name is Kyle Babcock. I am the son of Charles H. Babcock who was Fred Babcock's brother. My father served after Fred's death on the Richfield PD for 6 years before going to work at the Minneapolis St Paul International Airport PD for another 26 years of service. My dad passed away several years ago but I have taken and carried on the legacy of public service started by my uncle Fred and my father. I am in my 20th year of law enforcement in the North Texas area. The loss of my uncle, although long before my birth, deeply affected my family. My dad and grandmother, Edythe Babcock would very rarely speak of it and when they did, they cried every time. Fred was also a decorated US Marine that saw action in the South Pacific during WWII. He loved America and he loved being a Police Officer. I am proud to be carrying on the work he and my father started. Thank you ODMP for keeping his memory alive so that his sacrifice will never have been in vain.

Captain Kyle W. Babcock

October 26, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 4, 2015

Thank you to the Babcock Famly so Sorry such a young man was lost defending our city. May God Bless your Family!!!!

Donna / Andon Balloons and Signs, Inc.
Citizen of Richfield

January 17, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd anniversary year of your death. 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 16, 2012

I never knew my Uncle Fred but my father, Chuck Babcock, told me the story of how he lived and how great the impact of his murder was on friends and family.
My grandmother, Edythe Babcock, had a scrapbook of newspaper clippings which chronicled the manhunt and apprehension of those that killed him. I have since taken scans of those clips and transferred them to a hardbound book so that they will continue to be preserved.
Thank you to the Fred Babcock VFW post in Richfield for also carrying on his memory.

Richard L. Babcock

July 17, 2010

As a child I grew up in Richfield and listened to the story of your heroism as told by my parents. In high school I played baseball for teams sponsored by Fred Babcock VFW Post 5555. As an adult I coached youth sport teams sponsored by the Post bearing your name. Your sacrifice lives on each day as I drive past the Post on my way home from work. Your sacrifice is not forgotten by the citizens of Richfield. Fred Babcock lives on each day at the Post and in the hearts of people you died for in protecting our city. May you never be forgotten, and please protect all the fine officers of the Richfield Police and Fire departments.

Jim Fleming
Long-time Richfield citizen

May 31, 2006

Thank you for all that you did for the citizens of Richfield. You are not forgotten.

Richfield Citizen

January 16, 2006

God bless you and your family. You are not forgotten by your entire police family.

St. Louis City Police

August 19, 2004

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