Officer William M. Freeman

Officer William M. Freeman

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, December 22, 1978

William M. Freeman

Officer Freeman and Officer Roy Blecher were shot and killed while patrolling together on I-80 in West Sacramento. Their bodies were found after they made a traffic stop at approximately 0300 hours. Investigators found a sign of a struggle. Officer Blecher was found with his hands handcuffed behind his back and shot once in the head.

The suspect was eventually apprehended and sentenced to life. He died in prison April 16, 2016.

Officer Freeman had been with the agency for 12 years.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 4885

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 22, 2017

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