Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 8/31/1975
Weapon: Officer's nightstick
Auxiliary Sergeant Freed was killed after being hit over the head with his own nightstick. Sergeant Freed and his partner were in their patrol car at 72nd Street and East Drive, in Central Park, when a nude man approached their car from the rear, opened the door and took Sergeant Freed's nightstick.
Sergeant Freed and his partner exited their vehicle to arrest the suspect, but were attack with the nightstick. Sergeant Freed's partner received a laceration to the head and was treated. Sergeant Freed died as a result of the wounds inflicted on him. The suspect was arrested when back-up officers arrived on the scene.
Sergeant Freed had been with the agency for 2 years and was survived by his fiancée, an Auxiliary Police Officer, and his parents. Officer Freed had received two merit citations and five commendations during his tour as a New York City Auxiliary Officer.