Fred is an American-Canadian Mounted Police officer stationed somewhere near Red Dog City in the Mid-West United States.
He and his partner wrongly arrest Tintin for robbing the Old West Bank. Tintin was suspected after the real thief, a Mexican named Pedro Ramirez, who switched shoes with Tintin while he was sleeping. Fred followed the footprints which then led him to Tintin instead. However, Tintin escapes.