Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # 225
Cause: Duty related illness
Incident Date: 3/31/2012
Patrolman Avery Freeman succumbed to complications of a surgery required after injuring his knee while on duty.
On March 31, 2012, he and another officer had arrested a female subject at the scene of a domestic disturbance. As Patrolman Freeman walked back to his patrol car he slipped on wet, moss-covered bricks and fell, injuring both knees. The injuries were severe enough that surgery was required. As he recovered from the surgery at the Taylor Rehabilitation Center he suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism.
Patrolman Freeman had served in law enforcement for 17 years. He is survived by his four children, mother, and siblings.