Peace Officers Memorial Day Remembers Fallen Officers

Marshfield Police Department at a past ceremony

Marshfield’s Fallen Officer Fred Beell Honored

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15 pays tribute to officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.

Due to COVID-19, the Marshfield Police Department isn’t holding its annual public ceremony but is still recognizing officers during Police Week, particularly Fred Beell, who was killed while responding to a robbery at Marshfield Brewery on August 5, 1933. Beell is the only Marshfield officer to have been killed in the line of duty.

“This year, we ask community members to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by law enforcement, and specifically the ultimate sacrifice Fred Beell made for our community in 1933,” the department stated.

In recognition of Beell, the department discussed his life with Marshfield historian, Shirley Mook.

 

 

Peace Officer Memorial Day: Remembering Fred Beell

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Kaylin Speth is a Marshfield native with a bachelor's degree in English from UW-Green Bay. She enjoys highlighting the many great things happening in the community and bringing to life the untold stories. Email the team at [email protected]