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Lieutenant Freddie Floyd House | Utah Department of Corrections, Utah Utah Department of Corrections, Utah

Lieutenant

Freddie Floyd House

Utah Department of Corrections, Utah

End of Watch: Thursday, January 28, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30 caliber

Offender: Convicted of attempted murder

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Lieutenant Freddie House was shot and killed while participating in a tactical raid to end a standoff.

A man had blown up an LDS Ward House using 87 sticks of dynamite. The man, along with his two wives, nine children, and other family members barricaded themselves in a home for 13 days. Lieutenant House and a tactical team from the FBI waited in a nearby home in an attempt to arrest some of the participants. As Lieutenant House released his canine on the suspects he was shot and killed.

The suspect who killed Lieutenant House was convicted of manslaughter and federal weapons charges. He was paroled October 10, 2006.

Lieutenant House was survived by his wife and three children.

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I wasnt even born when you died but there arent many days my dad doesnt tell me about you. He was the sgt on your k9 team and he often talks about what a great friend and amazing officer you were. Thank you LT. House for your service you will never be forgotten.

Officer Taffin Strong
Utah Department of Corrections
October 2, 2015

 

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