Police Officer William Eric Freeman

Police Officer William Eric Freeman

Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, December 15, 2007

William Eric Freeman

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.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 364

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, December 14, 2007
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentence to life in prison

accident scene, drunk driver

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You would be very proud of your son Cameron. He is in the police academy now and is following your foot steps. God speed brother. We will all keep him safe while you have your hand on his shoulder.

Officer N Hall
Sheffield Police Dept

September 20, 2018

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