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Memorial to Fred G. Stange

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: February 28, 1923
Rank: Officer
Age: 59
Years of Service: 30+
Marital Status: Married
Children: One
Location of Death: Main Avenue and 4th Street

Circumstance:

Prohibition Officer Thomas O'Donnell was investigating a stolen automobile bumper, valued at ten dollars, that he believed was being used on Officer Downs vehicle.

Officers Downs and Stange were leaving the station in Officer Downs' vehicle, when Officer O'Donnell followed them to the intersection of Main Avenue and 4th Street, SW, Officer O'Donnel attempted to stop Officer Downs auto. When Officer Downs failed to yield to the commands, Officer O'Donnell fired one round, striking the passenger, Officer Stange, in the forehead. The injury to Officer Stange was fatal. It is believed that Officer Stange knew nothing about the stolen bumper. 

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