Fremont law enforcement Capt. Fred Bobbitt was remembered Saturday early morning as a male who loved his family, liked his community and could make a buddy of anybody he fulfilled.
The well-liked police veteran died unexpectedly on Feb. 21 at the age of 54.
The Harbor Gentle Church in Fremont was packed for a “Celebration of Life” for Bobbitt. It was preceded by a support Friday night time in Tracy, where by he lived for extra than 30 several years.
Lt. Michael Tegner, who commenced out with Bobbitt in the Fremont Law enforcement Department, applied one particular term to describe his colleague and friend: Caring.
“Freddie cared about his family, his do the job relatives, victims, people in the local community,” Tegner stated.
After yrs in the past Bobbitt read a college student convey negative opinions about law enforcement.
“That didn’t sit well with Freddie,” Tegner explained.
So Bobbitt commenced the Building Bridges System, exactly where law enforcement officers speak to every single sixth-grader in the Fremont Unified Faculty District about their work and then interact with them on the playground afterward. Bobbitt would invariably shoot hoops with the learners, Tegner mentioned. Via the system, Fremont law enforcement have talked to in between 9,000 to 12,000 sixth-graders over the many years.
In memory of his brother, Raymond Bobbitt urged these in attendance to “bring the local community and peace officers back again with each other.”
Speaker following speaker described how Bobbitt had a gift to make buddies of men and women he satisfied for the initially time.
“Someone past night said he hardly ever fulfilled a stranger, by no means,” Raymond Bobbitt claimed.
To let Fremont law enforcement to attend the products and services, Hayward law enforcement and Alameda County sheriff’s deputies were patrolling Fremont from 10 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday.
Bobbitt was born in Oakland the place he attended elementary university and then Hopkins Middle University and Mission San Jose Significant in Fremont. He earned a bachelor’s diploma from Union University and a master’s degree from American Army University. When rising up he was an altar boy at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church and a Boy Scout at Allen Temple Baptist Church.
Bobbitt cherished sports, coaching his children’s teams and attending all of their game titles.
When he was in high faculty, he confident his mom to permit him to turn out to be an Explorer with the Fremont Law enforcement Department, starting up a 36-calendar year vocation with the company. Bobbitt worked in a variety of positions, together with as acting law enforcement chief.
Bobbitt is survived by his spouse, Annabel mother 3 daughters three sons four grandsons a brother and a sister.
“Annabel was the enjoy of his daily life,” the company application said, “and he was the happiest in his house everyday living that he had at any time been. Freddie’s legacy will eternally live on as a result of his family, close friends, and a great number of life he touched everywhere he went.”
The Fremont Law enforcement Association has started out the Fred Bobbitt Memorial Fund to give scholarships and instructional help for young men and women in the local community.