Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David L. Friederichsen

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, June 18, 1978

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Reflections for Police Officer David L. Friederichsen

Officer David Friederichsen will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

December 30, 2023

David and Nick were my friends. Nick was working backup car that day He was the k9 car. I was the first officer on the scene that day. I was in auto mode. Just trying to get there quick.. I was Baker 27, investigator CPD. David was a few feet from the door. Nick was in front of the window

Investigator Anthony Flint
Chattanooga PD

March 28, 2023

David and I grew up together at 2nd Presbyterian Church. He was in my wedding in 1967. We were friends as long as I can remember. I think of him often and visit his grave from time to time. He was a great person and a great friend.


June 27, 2020

Rest in peace.


June 12, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Friederichsen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 17, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Friederichsen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 17, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

June 19, 2018

I was in college, when he was murdered. RIP. You will never be forgotten. Thank you, for your service.

Teresa N. Radford

June 18, 2018

I am the grandson of Delmah chadwick sorry for everything just trying to find more out about my grandfather.


June 29, 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 18, 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 34th 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 18, 2012

Looked at David's photo in our Central High class of 1966 album yesterday. Remember the night he and Nick were shot. We had Georgia troopers coming all the way from Atlanta because they had B neg blood. Truckers were stopping on I-24 and flagging down rides to Erlanger becaue they had his blood type. If tough could have saved you it would because you had it. If brother Officers and caring civilians could have saved you we would have. God called you home but we wrestled with HIM for you. Rest peacefully, Brother. You earned it. Al Yates

Alan Yates
NH Dept of Safety, Retired

April 19, 2011

Almost thirty years ago, and it seems like yesterday. David and I were friends since college; he worked for CPD and I for Hamilton County. FriedChicken was as good an officer as I ever knew. His tragic death (like that of Nick Hess) was a wakeup call for many of us that we were not immortal or invincible. The lessons learned from this tragedy have kept many of us alive through the decades. He will never be forgotten.

Captain Jim Hodgson
Bradley County Sheriff's Office

June 12, 2008

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

June 4, 2008

Officer Friederichsen your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 24, 2008

"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

January 29, 2008

Over 29 years have passed since you were called away from duty and you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service to law enforcement. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

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

September 21, 2007

My own child, born after his fathers death, is the same age as your daughter.May both children be blessed by Him and may He also bless you.

June 15, 2007

I had been a rookie officer for less than a week when you and your partner were murdered. I can still remember the chill that ran up my spine and the intense sorrow I felt when my shift Sergeant read the GLAW - Officer Down Summary in briefing. It made me question whether or not the job was truly "worth it." Against the wishes of my wife, I stuck with the job until I retired. Thank you both for your bravery, dedication, and sacrifice. May God Bless your families!

Detective Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

June 12, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 13, 2007

I don't have a memory of you, I am just a reflection of you. it is wonderful to know that other people have treasured their memories of you. In my heart you will always be the greatest hero,I never knew. Love Always,Brooke


November 3, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer
Chattanooga, TN

March 25, 2006

You and your family are always in the prayers of your entire police family. Rest in peace.

St. Louis City Police

February 1, 2005

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

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

September 29, 2004

David Lynn was one of my first contacts with Chattanooga PD and caused me to become interested in working here. It's 25 years later, and I still remember him as if he left just yesterday. He would be proud of us and how well we've done.
Rest in eternal peace, my friend, you are not forgotten.

Sergeant John Spain
Chattanooga Police Department

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