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Police Officer William Eric Freeman | Huntsville Police Department, Alabama Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

William Eric Freeman

Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Saturday, December 15, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 364

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/14/2007

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentence to life in prison

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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.

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It's coming up on eight years since you left this earth. I still remember that night like it was yesterday. I was sitting in my couch holding my ten month old son when the news broke. I remember sitting there with tears streaming down my face. The next day we were on the way to the hospital when we received the word that you had left this earth. My heart still breaks for your wife, kids, family and friends.

Sgt. Wife
December 2, 2014


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