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

I think about you often and miss your sense of humor and big heart. The old man misses the fishing trips. I laughed just the other day looking at our garage where you hit it with the boat. Made me smile. Miss you!!

Your Favorite Dispatcher and Friend

June 7, 2012

Rest in Peace

My heart goes out to the family, friends & fellow officers, Make these officers be safe each year.

Samantha from Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

January 30, 2012

Your always in my heart buddy. I know when you pop in my thoughts your around.

Old friend

January 24, 2012

Well Kelly, another year has come and gone and this year will be 5 years since your tragic accident. Pamela and I still think about you and miss you. It was a pleasure supervising and serving along side of you. You died a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

We have not forgotten Kelly. Hope you are having fun patrolling the streets of heaven. May you continue to rest in peace, my friend and my brother.

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

January 11, 2012

Thank you for your service, brother. While we have never met, we share the common connection of law enforcement. I know that your family, friends and your extended law enforcement family at Marion County Sheriff's Office still feel the pain of your loss, but your service was not in vain. May you rest in peace and may your family and our brothers and sisters at MCSO find comfort in your life well lived.

Reserve Sergeant L. Brown
Rainier Police Department

August 24, 2011

Dad, you wouldnt believe how big Kaydin is getting, my baby sister is already 7! you would be so proud of her. shes so smart! now that she can read she likes to lean over my shoulder while i text and see what im talking about haha, and she likes to leave me letters in my room while im gone. you showed me how to be a great person with the biggest heart, you taught me well and now ill pass that to little Kay(: i know you look down on her everyday and keep her safe. Truth is, she misses you more then ever. just the other day she was upset so i told her not to worry beacuse we when we go to heaven we will see you. we went on to talk about everything we would do in heaven and where we would live, i told her your already building a house for us for when we get there. Kaydin decided she wants to sleep on a cloud with our dogs so i told her you would put a cloud in her room(: she still remembers alot about you and talks about you all the time. we BOTH love you so much and cant wait to have our family back together again. in the mean time, we will be fine, we have eachother and we have you looking down on us, when im sad i think of you, when i picture you standing in front of me i cant help but smile, my heart gets warm and i can feel your love. your the best Dad anyone could ask for, you were an amazing man and everyone would agree with that. i hope one day to be just like you.

Love: Miranda <3

miranda fredinburg

June 23, 2011

Really really really Miss you. Tears and lump in my throat missing you. I love you.

Kimberly Walsh

May 28, 2011

It has almost been 4 years since you left this place for a better place. Finally realizing (maybe not accepting) you are in a better and safer place. I think about you daily and I love you dearly. Your my angel now, and if I can't have you hear to call, I'm blessed to have you here watching over me. 4 years and it still hurts but even in these 4 years i have not lost a single memory. I am so happy to know you lived your life the way you wanted and so proud of the person you were. Love you forever and for always.... =]


April 22, 2011

well kelly i miss ya evey day. this week an officer was killed in ranier or. i know you with him up there take care of him. look over you girls they know your with thim.i still can look at your pics not sure why just cant, i have not really had a brake down yet,i here miranda is doing good. as for kayden its been 2 years or so since i have seen her as not alowed with i could but i will when she 18.
the guy that killed ya is still on the run and know one is looking for him as its not importand i guss. will i have hit the end of my rope so its my turn to get him, and bring him to justice be for are corts. ILL HAVE YOU BACK BROTHER love and miss ya. kevin

kevin fredinburg

January 7, 2011

Thinking of you, today. Missing you, buddy.

Your dispatcher

January 6, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them. I know they think of you every day and carry you in that special place in their hearts. You will never be forgotten.

"If people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever." Author Unknown

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 16, 2010

Wow I just saw this page. Almost 3 years later,and my heart still aches. I loved reading all these messages. And even one with a message about songs, fragrances and sounds. Nice to be reminded that you are here especially in my heart. I love and miss you little brother.

Kimberly Walsh
Kellys' sister

April 29, 2010

To Deputy Kelly James Fredinburg, his family and his fellow officers with the Marion County Sheriff's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Fredinburg’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Fredunburg and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

June 16, 2009

We know you are now in a better place, but we will always miss you here. Every message here shared about you confirms the respect and admiration others have for you - because of how you lived your life and performed your duties. You found excitement and challenges in every day and used your energies to make the world a better place.
We know you will continue to watch over your family, your fellow officers and all of us, until we meet again.

I just discovered this memorial site, from news stories for a deputy whose life was taken this week in South Dakota. Thank you to those who have created this tribute to our fallen officers. God bless.

Debbie Sieverding

March 18, 2009

Yesterday was a year...

This is the first time i have been able to bring myself to write about you kelly.

Keep watching over us, keep giving us the calm that we all need.

I will keep protecting your girls here. Keep protecting us too.

We love you A185. And will NEVER forget you!



June 17, 2008

Rest In peace brother. Thanks for everything you have done.

Officer Lysaght

April 1, 2008

Kelly -

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you. It seems insane to think I'll never hear your voice on the radio again "A185, traffic" "A185, name scan for wants" "A185, I've got one running..." or see you come walking through the door with that big ol' grin on your face. We're doing our best to take care of Chris and the girls, but we can't take your place and it's not the same without you... nor will it ever be. Rest in peace, my brother, my friend. M.

Meredith Scheirman, Comm Supv
WVCC/MCSO Dispatch

January 25, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Fredinburg. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Kelly, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Kelly's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Kelly's life was about so much more than the way he died. Kelly will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Fredinburg, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 26, 2007

Thanks for watching my back at the domestic that night. I only wished I could have kept you there longer, maybe you would still be around.

I am sorry we couldn't get you out of the car, we tried Kelly. Ron got to Scott in time to help him. Scott is doing well.

We all miss you Brother, rest in piece.

Officer Geoff Carpenter
Mount Angel PD, OR

December 22, 2007

"It's not how he died, but how he lived that makes him a hero."

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, co-workers, citizens and all that knew this Deputy. May they find comfort in knowing that law enforcement officers all over the world will forever recognize this man and never forget the sacrifice he has made.

Deputy B. O'Dell #155
Douglas County Sheriff's Office - Roseburg, Oregon

December 3, 2007

i am so sorry for the families lost.. I know how difficult it is... Thank you so much for your service Kelly. Rest in peace.


November 23, 2007


I only knew you for a short time. You sat next to me at the academy and I could always count on you to have a smile on your face. The same smile I see in your picture. God Bless you Brother.

Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah, 6. 8

Deputy Gordon Crisp
Jackson County Sheriffs Office

November 23, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 12, 2007

To a true friend,
You were always the first to respond and the last to leave. You were and still are a brother to me. I will always remember you Kelly. You will be known by my children as PAPA 34. You are not forgotten brother. I love and miss you Kelly.

David Drake
Former co-worker at PCSO

October 22, 2007

Though I did not know Kelly I do know that everyone in the law enforcement community sends their thoughts and prayers to the family regardless if they knew him or not, including myself. I just want to say thank you for everything and may god bless you in heaven. By reading all of the messages left on this site you were a great person, father, brother, and Deputy who touched many lives. The law enforcement community will miss you!!

Reserve Officer K. Roebke
Aumsville Police Department

October 8, 2007

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