A very sad story about our favorite crime fighting kitty: Newsday reports that Fred the cat died yesterday, after being hit by a car. Fred had wandered into the street when he was killed, which is all the convincing we need that cats should be kept indoors. Fred rose to fame six months ago when he helped the Brooklyn DA's office bust a fake vet, and was adopted by Brooklyn ADA Carol Moran. He was named an "honorary" detective and then tasked to work in the "Legal Lives" program as a therapy animal. Newsday also adds that the Brooklyn DA's office, which had given Fred a "Law Enforcement Appreciation Award" in May, said, "We had big plans for him." Fred, your detective work will not be forgotten.

Fred was found through Animal Care & Control of NYC - you can search for animals here.