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Nov. 01, 1949
Caucasian Male / 39 yrs. of age
Turlock Police Dept.
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Fatal Incident Summary
Tue. Nov. 01, 1949
Officer Winans and Officer Joe Kerley were instantly killed when their patrol car struck a train in dense fog. Officer George Bredenberg succumbed to his injuries three days later. The three officers were responding to a prowler car when the accident occurred. The impact was so great that the refrigerated car that they struck was derailed. Officer Winans and Officer Kerley were in the front seats and Officer Bredenberg was in the rear seat. The accident occurred at midnight during the shift change and Officer Winans and Officer Kerley were just getting off work and Officer Bredenberg was just reporting to duty. Officer Winans had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife and four children.