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Policeman Frederick Strauss Wales

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, October 7, 1947

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Reflections for Policeman Frederick Strauss Wales

Officer Wales,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 7, 2022

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 7, 2020

Semper Fi motorman. May God bless you and your family. To your granddaughter, we will always remember your brave grandpa and I hope your life without your grandpa with you has been in knowing what a hero he is. You are in our prayers.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol, AREA 530 & US Marine

October 7, 2020

You are my hero grandpa Freddie. I’m here with gramma I know your watching over us❤️. Wish we could have met. Thank you and all your fellow officers for serving and protect omg us. I love you. Your granddaughter Kasey xo

Granddaughter Kasey McElroy

June 12, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 70th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 7, 2017

Rest in peace Policeman Wales and thank-you for your dedicated service to the people and city of Los Angeles. Your courage and sacrifice will always be remembered and appreciated by me. Go and walk heaven's beat with the angels. Once a part of the LAPD family, always a part of the LAPD family. R.I.P.

Security Officer Cole Phelps
LAPD Supporter

October 7, 2015

Rest in Peace, Policeman Wales. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 62nd anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 7, 2009

Policeman Wales - May you find eternal rest, comforted by friends and family who have gone on to join you. May we who wore the LAPD blue all meet at roll-call one day and share stories...some of which might just be true! We have the watch, from here, Sir!

Ofcr. K. Moreland (ret. Sgt.)
Monument, CO PD (ret. LAPD)

March 31, 2009

Frederick Wales was my mother's cousin. I was born one year after his death and named for him. He was a beloved member of our family. I hope that my life is a credit to him. He was missed and mourned by all of the people he grew up with in the tiny town of Folsom, California.

Fredericka B. Oakley
Cousin onceremoved

May 2, 2008

Today on the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 7, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

October 7, 2006

Frederick Strauss Wales is my grandpa. He is now with my mom in heaven. She was 17 months old when he was killed in the line of duty. Our family would like to thank Mike Davis of the L.A.P.D for all of his help on all info regarding my grandpa. Thank You! Be safe!

kasey alane mcelroy
grand daughter

August 4, 2006

Never met him, I was born in 2 years later. But have heard all about him from father and other relatives. The good die too young.

Dale Wales-Magraw

July 26, 2006

I thank you for your service and salute you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 16, 2004

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