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Memorial to Frederick M. Passau

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: May 17, 1899
Rank: Sergeant
Age: 42
Years of Service: 11
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two
Location of Death: 2 Fowlers Hill (2D)


While conducting a house search in upper Georgetown for a wanted double murderer. The suspect, Humphrey Taylor, was hiding in an attic when Sergeant Passau passed by. Sgt. Passau was shot twice in the back and killed.

After hours in a barricade situation, the suspect finally surrendered.



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