Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # 364
Incident Date: 12/14/2007
Suspect: Sentence to life in prison
Officer William Freeman was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to an automobile accident on Bailey Cove Road, near Weatherly Road, at approximately 8:45 pm. When they arrived at the scene they located one of the subjects sitting on a curb.
As they approached the subject and attempted to arrest him for DUI, the man produced a handgun and shot Officer Freeman in the face. The other officer, with the help of two bystanders, was able to subdue the suspect and take him into custody. The suspect was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Officer Freemen was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following morning.
Officer Freeman had served with the Huntsville Police Department for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.