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Patrolman Rufus Edward Froedge

Owensboro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, November 4, 1956

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Reflections for Patrolman Rufus Edward Froedge

Rest in peace Patrolman Froedge.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 7, 2022

From Courier Journal archives: "Owensboro policeman was killed and another critically in-jured today when their patrol cars collided at an intersection. Rufus Edward Froedge, 35, was killed when his vehicle collided with a cruiser driven by Robert Carrico, 35. Froedge was pursuing a speeding car before the collision, Night Police Chief Stuart Lambert reported. All Owensboro police vehicles are one-man operations, Froedge is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gay Froedge; a son, Bobby Froedge; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Froedge, "

Detective Brad Youngman
Daviess County Sheriff

June 28, 2017

our heroism and service is honored today, the 55th 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 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

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 4, 2011

sorry for your loss and rest in peace brother froedge. we thank officer froedge for his service and the ultimate sacrifice. ive been opd for 23 yrs and i am trying to get a shrine in place for or fallen brothers. if any family members have pics and info on there loved one please call me at owensboro police dept. thank you.

Owensboro Police Dept

November 4, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 2, 2007

I just recieved the gun that my great uncle carried on duty from my grandfather whom the gun was given to upon my uncle's death.

Officer Amy M. Matthis
Lou. Metro. Police / Great Niece of Ofc. Froedge

July 25, 2006

Although you are gone your sacrifice and devotion to duty will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim Frodge
Union Township Police/Cincinnati, Ohio

May 2, 2005

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