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Patrolman George Freis | Venice Police Department, Illinois Venice Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

George Freis

Venice Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, October 18, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman George Freis was shot and killed when he interrupted the robbery of a service station at the intersection of Broadway and Madison Avenue at 3:00 am. Patrolman Freis had gone to the service station to make his hourly report.

As the two robbers held the attendant at gunpoint Patrolman Freis walked into the service station. One of the men opened fire on him, mortally wounding him. Patrolman Freis was taken to St. Elizabeth's Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds four hours later.

Patrolman Freis was survived by his wife and two children.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Freis. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 29, 2013

 

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