Patrolman Avery E. Freeman

Patrolman Avery E. Freeman

Chester Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, April 30, 2012

Avery E. Freeman

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.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 225

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Mr Freeman was a great officer. He worked 21 beat. He was a well respected man and officer.

Abney - Chester HS Policer Officer
Chester-Upland School District Police Department

March 19, 2018

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