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Patrolman Roy William Freiss | Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania


Roy William Freiss

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, February 3, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 8 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman Roy Freiss was killed while directing traffic at the south end of the Smithfield Street Bridge when a drunk driver struck him and dragged him for over 100 feet.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the South Side Hospital.

Patrolman Freiss had previously served with the United States Army during World War I. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Patrolman Freiss,
On today, the 81st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
February 4, 2016


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