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

God Bless you Deputy Fredinburg for your dedicated service to Marion County Sheriff's Office. Your family, friends, and co-workers will be in our thoughts and prayers. You will not be forgotten brother.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept. Charlotte, NC

June 25, 2007

I've worked with and known Kelly for ten years. Every time I saw Kelly he was smiling or made time to say hello. He would always stop by my office when downtown for court to chit chat. I will miss his work ethic, sense of humor, sarcasm...but most of all, I'll miss the chatting. Real heroes never die...they continue watching over the rest of us. See you in the morning my friend.

Brian Wallace
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office

June 25, 2007

Unless you have worn the badge it's hard for you to understand why we do the job we do. So I'll try to sum it up the best I know how. "WE CARE"

Patrolman Dwayne Delcour
Mansfield Police Mansfield, Mo

June 25, 2007

God Speed Brother

Tina /Reserve Deputy

June 25, 2007

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Deputy Kelly James Fredinburg,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Deputy kelly James Fredinburg. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Deputy Fredinburg is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

June 24, 2007

There has not been a moment that we have not thought of your family. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, brother, father and friend. We all lost something special that night. The impact Kelly made is he touched this world will go on and on, from all the times he kept us safe to the times he reached out to impact some body's life. This is the meaning of success...and Deputy Kelly did it all. We are thinking of you.

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Deputy Sheriff Spouse-Kiva

June 24, 2007

May God hold you safely in his arms, 10-4 forever in Heaven. My prayers go out to your family,friends, and fellow brother and sister officers.You gave the ultimate sacrifice in protecting and serving the citizens. God Bless you always! "A Hero does not become a Hero by their Death, but by How they lived their lives"

Police Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Police Communications 911 Center

June 24, 2007

Hey Kelly- I'm going to miss working with you. You were a energetic, enthusiastic, and refreshing partner to work around, and certainly had what it takes to be a life-long road cop. I grieve that we will not have you around to lighten the day.
Stand down, my friend, and rest easy. We've got the watch for you now.


Senior Deputy H. Greer

June 24, 2007


RIP brother, You will be missed but not forgotten!! We got the watch from here.. All of us at Stayton PD have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

You died a HERO!!!

Ofc. Brandon Hamilton
Stayton Police Dept

June 23, 2007

I had the honor of working with and supervising Kelly when he volunteered for ovetime with our Jail. Kelly's skills, sense of humor and integrity were a true asset. Beyond this, knowing him made us better people. He is a hero and his legacy will live forever. God bless you Kelly, thank you for standing in the gap. Rest now brother, we will miss you.

Sgt. Jon Cook
Marion County Sheriffs Office

June 23, 2007

Kelly was not only a model law enforcement officer, he was a model human being. Kelly always gave of himself, no matter the circumstances and always with selflessness. The world has lost a true asset. Kelly and I have been close friends for over the past ten years. He worked so hard at everything he did, whether it be at work, fishing or his most prized possessions, his family. Kelly is survived by his wife, Christine and two daughters ages 12 & 3. I will go on, fighting the fight as he did and watching over his family. Kelly you were the best my brother and I am so sorry it had to be you. Rest in peace.

Deputy Steve Duncan
Marion County Sheriff's Office Salem, Oregon

June 23, 2007

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" ...Isaiah 6:8

Thanks for answering the call and taking up the shield. God Bless, Bro'

To Kelly's family, I say; read the words in these tributes, and know that this was not a life wasted, but a life well lived. Cherish your memories of Kelly and feel blessed for knowing him. Take care and be strong.

Sgt. P. Fitzgerald
Centralia PD, WA

June 22, 2007

Rest In Peace, Deputy Fredinburg.

Lt T Carr

June 22, 2007

Thank you for your service to the citizens of Marion County. May your family and friends gave the strength to make it one day at a time without you. Rest in peace, sir.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

June 22, 2007

You will be missed by all Kelly. Your level of love and respect for your career, family and friends will forever be unmatched by anyone. We love you.

Jason Hess, Police Officer
Woodburn PD

June 22, 2007

We will never forget your courage, your service or your sacrafice. Job wll done. Go with God.

Corporal Timothy J. Zuniga
UC Berkeley Police Department

June 22, 2007

Prayers to Deputy Fredinburg's family and friends. The loss of any emergency service brother/sister is a true loss.

Fire Captain
Washington State

June 22, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and sibling officers of Deputy Fredinburg. May you rest in eternal peace our brother.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

June 22, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with family and fellow officers of Officer Kelly Fredinburg. May God grant each one with grace, strength, and peace.

Chaplain B. Justice

Chaplain Bryce Justice
Bean Station Police Deprt.

June 22, 2007

Although I did not know Kelly that well, he was always the first deputy to respond to cover. The few times we did talk he was funny, genuine and real. My heart goes out to his wife, children, family, friends and all law enforcement officers.

Monmouth/Polk County

June 22, 2007

Kelly, you are a true hero. We will miss you out there. God bless your wife and the girls.

Senior Trooper P. Arnautov
Oregon State Police

June 22, 2007

Kelly was an amazing Deputy. everytime i came in to the office or went on a ridealong he was doing something productive. the state of oregon is blessed that we had his service, he will be greatly missed in the community. my prayers are with everyone touched by this tradgedy.

GOD BLESS his family, and all deputies and officers! thank you for protecting us.

Garrett Olson

Garrett Olson- Volunteer
Marion County SO

June 21, 2007

Rest in Peace Kelly. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. You strived to help people from all walks of life, you are a true hero. You will never be forgotten.

Reserve Officer Scott Mumey
Stayton Police Dept., Stayton OR

June 21, 2007

For those who pledge to uphold it, freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know.

Deputy Fredinburg, what a sacrifice you have made on the behalf of others. Your courageous life and tragic death will never be forgotten. It is my prayer that your family, friends and fellow officers find some comfort in the fact that we are all mourning with you.

The thin blue line is getting thinner.. watch over all your brothers in blue.

June 21, 2007

May the Lord bless Deputy Fredinburg, his family, friends and fellow co-workers. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Brother.

Patrolman Bryan Losagio
Salisbury Township Police Department, Lehigh County, PA

June 21, 2007

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