Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Officer Frederick W. Coblentz

Officer Frederick William "Bill" Coblentz
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
End of Watch: Sunday, November 8, 1942
Date of Incident: Sunday, November 8, 1942
Age: 26
Badge Number: 263
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Suspect Info: Charged with negligent homicide
Weapon Used: Automobile
Buried: Unknown
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
NLEOMF: P50 - W10
TPOM: 10, C, 14

Officer Bill Coblentz was injured while riding his police motorcycle. He was escorting an ambulance on a call when his motorcycle was struck at the intersection of Goliad and Waters (where Hemisfair Park is now) by a car driven by U.S. Army Sergeant Charles Reynolds. Officer Coblentz died at 2:10 a.m. at Robert Green Hospital. Reynolds was charged with negligent homicide. He was fined $250 and his license was suspended for six months.

Before entering the Police Academy in 1942, Officer Coblentz had served as a civilian Ambulance Driver and City Jail Fingerprint man.

Officer Coblentz was survived by his wife.----source San Antonio Light

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