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Patrolman William Freed | Youngstown Police Department, Ohio Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

William Freed

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, May 16, 1891

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/15/1891

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Suspect: Executed

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Patrolman Freed was shot and killed by a suspect who had just shot another officer. Patrolman Freed and his partner were on foot patrol in the downtown section of the city when they heard a gunshot. They ran to the area where the shot originated from and observed a man running from the scene. The suspect had just been arrested for burglary by another officer and was being walked to jail when he pulled out a revolver and shot the officer in the shoulder.

The suspect shot at Patrolman Freed as the officers chased him. Patrolman Freed was struck in the chest and mortally wounded. The man was shot caught by other officers, convicted of the murder and executed.

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We want to honor you our fallen officer by dedicating a picture plaque in our roll call. Everyone made this possible and we shall never forget your sacrifice of protecting us and making the ultimate sacrifice.

Sgt Zaida Miranda
Youngstown Police Department
October 3, 2012

 

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