David FreedNew York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, New York
End of Watch: Sunday, August 31, 1975
Reflections for Auxiliary Sergeant David Freed
We got it from here brother thanks for your sevices even tho is years later we will never forget
NYPD Aux David Lora
November 7, 2016
Sergeant Freed was my friend. I will always have fond memories of him and his great sense of humor. I will always miss him. Rest in peace brother
Patrolman (Retired) Hugh Hamilton
March 14, 2016
I will ensure we do a moment of silence and read a memorial in A/Sgt. Freed's honor tonight at roll call in the 114th Precinct in Astoria.
APO Emmanuel Tambakakis
NYPD Auxiliary 114 Pct
September 4, 2015
Tonight at the Central Park Precinct a moment of silence was held at the Auxiliary Police Roll Call and at beginning of all tours at CPP, for the 40th anniversary of the Line of Duty death of NYPD A/Sgt David Freed CPP. He was killed while on patrol in Central Park on Sunday August 31, 1975 by an EDP. He was the first Auxiliary Police Officer killed in the Line of Duty. We will never forget our fallen brother.
A/Insp Roger Thomas CPP
NYPD Auxiliary Police
August 31, 2015
Today is the 40th Anniversary as we remember one of our fellow NYPD Officers - Auxiliary Sergeant David Freed who was assigned to the Central Park Precinct. Sgt. Freed, who died in the line of duty 40 years ago, gave the ultimate sacrifice while in the performance of his duty to help protect the public.
Auxiliary Sgt. Freed was the first N.Y.P.D. Auxiliary Officer killed in the line of duty in the history of New York City.
Let us remember him not only for his sacrifice, but also for his dedicated service as a Volunteer Police Officer.
At age 20, he was promoted as a Sergeant in less than two years of service. He received two citations and five commendations during his short tenure. He put himself in dangers way to protect and save his partner’s life during that dark day when we lost him.
Sgt. Freed’s heroism and brave service will always be remembered. We want to thank him sincerely for his devotion and ultimate sacrifice. Sgt. Freed’s family here at the Central Park Precinct still and will forever remembers him.
At all our roll calls today, his name and bravery will be mentioned to all the Officers here at the Central Park Precinct and we will have a moment of silence in his memory. Please take a moment to pause and reflect to remember Auxiliary Sergeant David Freed.
Gone, But Never Forgotten.
Police Officer H. Chung
New York Police Department - Central Park Precinct Aux Coordinator
August 31, 2015
I still remember you from when you were my counselor at Doc Winters. You made a big impression on a little kid. Thank you for everything you did in such a short time.
December 2, 2014
Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Auxiliary Sergeant Freed. Your commitment won't be forgotten.
Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
August 20, 2014
Our time together were the best times of my
life. I miss you dearly.
In my heart forever
March 31, 2014
To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary year of your death. I am privilige to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.
Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 23, 2013
Coach David, you were my football coach. Then and now we were/are proud of you.
November 18, 2011
Sgt. Freed, you are not forgotten. Thank you for your service to our country and the NYPD.
SSA Ellen Pierson
November 28, 2010
I said a little prayer today for Auxiliary Sergeant Freed and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.
August 19, 2009
On today, the 33rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
August 31, 2008
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
January 2, 2008
Today is the 32nd Anniversary of your tragic, brutal, and untimely murder. Thank you for your bravery, service, and sacrifice. May your family take comfort in the fact that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!
DET SGT, Retired
August 31, 2007
On this 31st anniversary of your murder, I just want to say Thank you for your service. As a former Auxiliary Police Officer myself, I understand how, even without pay, serving your community is a rewarding, if under appreciated, experience. To make Sergeant and be the recipient of two citations at age 20 speaks volumes about you. You are a hero.
God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.
Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
August 31, 2006
God bless every apo
July 31, 2006
Rest in peace brother David
Auxiliary Police Officer John Huntemann
September 11, 2004
It is a terrible tragedy whenever an Officer dies in the line of duty. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. May you rest in peace.
Auxiliary Police Officer Charles Smith
New York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section
May 20, 2004
You were only 20 years old! Where's the sense in that? Thank you for your sacrifice. You'll never be forgotten.....
October 2, 2003
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