Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Kelly James Fredinburg

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Saturday, June 16, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Kelly James Fredinburg

Hi Kelly, you were a huge part of my life growing up and I'll never forget you. Playing war in my back yard, you always messing with my brother and I, you were like a brother to me and I'll never forget all our fun times. You are so missed and it's funny how things work out because your sister is a very close friend of mine now and we didn't put the connection together until about 10 years ago. Don't worry buddy I got her back always just like you had mine. I love you Bro, hope you've got that big Ole smile up in heaven knowing that your forever loved,respected and missed. I pray for your family and hope you are at peace.

Tamisha
Childhood friend

August 22, 2022

15 years have gone by my friend and we still miss you like crazy. All the good times we had together will always be near and dear to my heart. You were a good cop, a good man and a good friend. I will always be grateful for our friendship. I miss you Kelly and we will never forget !!! Thank you for your sacrifice.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 16, 2022

We still miss you and think about you every day buddy. The pain never really goes away. Can't believe it's been 13 year already since that fateful and tragic night. We will never forget you Kelly. May you continue to rest in eternal peace, my friend and my hero. I'm so glad our paths crossed in this life.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 16, 2020

12 years ago today buddy. Man, how time flies. Seems like yesterday you were down here with us bustin' a move, laughin' and enjoyin' life together. Gosh, I miss you and those old times my friend. Those great times keep your memory alive. May you continue to rest in eternal peace. Happy Father's Day Kelly !!!!

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 16, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Fredinburg.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 12, 2019

Hey uncle Kelly.. it's your niece Hannah. I miss you, and think of you everyday. Today I am writing an essay about loss. Your death is the biggest loss I have ever experienced. I wish you were still here and I wish Kaydin got to have her father here with her. Her and I talk about you often and I do my best to be the best older cousin I can to her. I'm going into the criminal justice field for college and everyday I get to think about you and cherish the few memories (that I remember) I got with you! We all know you're looking down on us and protecting us all from up above, just like you did when you were here.. RIP

Love, Hannah Wanker
Your Niece

April 9, 2019

Hey dad it's been a while huh? We all miss you like crazy down here. A lot has changed and I think you would be proud of all of us. It's really hard without you but we all still have each other and that's okay. We will be okay. Everyone says one day the pain of you being gone will go away but I personally disagree. I think it will always hurt. But, I do think that everyday it gets easier to accept the fact that you are no longer with us. I always have these police officers talking to me and telling me stories about you, it seems like you were a pretty funny guy. Mom, Miranda and I talk about you a lot. Miranda loves telling me stories about you, it seems like you guys had a lot of fun together. As I get older I look more and more like you, that's what people tell me anyway. It's nice to read the things people say about you. There are so many people that miss you. You've almost been gone for 12 years that is insane to even think about! I only have one memory of you left sadly but honestly it's my favorite one so that's okay. I have to go but i'm sure ill be back. I love you so much dad, I hope heaven is treating you well because you deserve it. XOXO

Rock on(:

Kaydin Fredinburg

January 12, 2019

Well, it's hard to believe another year has passed my friend. Some of us are retired now and looking forward to our 'golden years'. Sure wish you were here so we could all spend some of that valuable time together. God knows we had some good times when you were down here with us. Miss you like crazy bud. I sure hope you are continuing to rest in eternal peace. You were a great man and a great friend !!!!

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 16, 2018

10 years today brother, that we all got that fateful and heartbreaking news. What a great year it's been though, the year they caught your scumbag killer. Still miss 'ya like crazy buddy. And we will never ever forget !!!!

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 16, 2017

Hey Kelly. This is so emotional for me. So many happy memories of my time knowing you and loving you as my son in law. So many sad memories of losing you! So many lives touched and changed forever. I pray that this piece of justice will help in our healing. Of course it will not bring you back but you will never be forgotten.

Mom by marriage Debbie Vareldzis
Mother in law

January 24, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

January 23, 2017

Hey buddy, just got the great news !!!!! They captured your killer in Mexico. The article and your picture on FOX12 Oregon brought joy to my heart and tears to my eyes. Great work by Marion County SO, Oregon State Police, the FBI and Interpol !!!!

It's great to see that this dirtbag will be held accountable for your murder. Justice will be served. Good wins out over evil every time !!! I sincerely hope this brings more closure, solace and comfort to your friends and wonderful family. I know it has me !!!

Still miss you like crazy buddy. Your spirit will live on forever !!!!

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

January 22, 2017

After nearly 10 years your killer was captured in Mexico. Praying for your family, friends, coworkers and those you touched. A hero to more than he knows. ©2004

Emory - Ephrata, WA
Brother of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J. Lane, EOW 5/30/2003

January 22, 2017

9 years brother and it still seems like yesterday. And the pain never goes away either. I miss you and our friendship. Some good times we had, my friend. Hope you're enjoyin' your beat on heavens streets. We will NEVER get 'ya buddy.....NEVER !!!

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 17, 2016

Kelly it's been approx. eight yrs since I spook at your memorial service. Something about you/me pops up in my mind most very day. I am pruod that I was a big part of your growth as a Depuyt Sheriff.

Thanks for being a suppport at the end of my career, I miss hering you say "am littel andy and dam proud of it"

God Bless you Kelly

P/23

Senior Deputy Sheriff (by yrs of serv)
Andy P Lushenko PCSO

August 29, 2015

Kelly was my neighbor when he passed. His little daughter was left without her father. So sad :(

Anna Torres
Neighbor

June 16, 2015

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
Texas

June 16, 2015

Gosh Kelly, it's been 8 years already brother and the pain is still here. I sure do miss your sense of humor and our friendship, Those days and good times at Polk County will always remain in my heart. Good times we had my friend, good times. You are sorely missed and you will never be forgotten buddy....NEVER. Thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice going to help a brother in need !!!!! You are a true HERO !!!!!!

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 16, 2015

Remembering and honoring my dear friend today and every day. We will never forget Kelly. You were taken from us much too soon and I miss our friendship. Thank you for your sacrifice buddy.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 16, 2014

It is such a shame he lost his life at such a young age. My condolences go out to his family and friends. Although I did not know him personally im sure he was a great man and did what he loved. He may have died 7 years ago he is not forgotten.

Brandy P. High school student
N/A

May 5, 2014

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Fredinburg. I did not know you personally but anyone who had the privilege of working for MCSO, must have been the very best.

Volunteer Jacob Colvin
Marion County Sheriff's Office

July 18, 2013

Well bro, it's been 6 years already and it still seems like yesterday when I heard the news. Today being Father's Day, I sure wish you were with us, as I'm sure your 2 darling little angels do !!!!

We haven't forgotten Kelly and we never will. Continue to rest in peace, my friend and my brother in blue.

HEROES LIVE FOREVER...

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 16, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 21, 2012

God Bless

Dave
None

August 7, 2012

Praying for the loss of another HERO.....May God comfort your family, friends and co-workers as they struggle with the pain of your passing.

Shelly Ragsdale
Surviving Spouse of Officer Alan Ragsdale EOW 11-27-00

August 7, 2012

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