Patrolman Rufus Edward Froedge

Photo of Patrolman Rufus Edward Froedge
End of Watch: Sun, Nov 4th, 1956
Date of Incident: Sun, Nov 4th, 1956
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident (Pursuit)
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 35


HIs wife, son, parents, and two brothers.


Patrolman Froedge was killed when his patrol wagon collided with a patrol car at the intersection of 4th Street and Triplett Street.

He was pursuing a speeding vehicle when the collision occurred. He was trapped underneath the patrol wagon after being ejected from it as a result of the crash.

Patrolman Froedge was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Owensboro Police Department
Owensboro Police Department Patch
222 East Ninth Street
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
(270) 687-8888
Chief Arthur Ealum


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