Deputy Sheriff Joseph A. Freedman

Deputy Sheriff Joseph A. Freedman

Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, April 11, 1997

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Joseph A. Freedman

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Freedman suffered a fatal heart attack while distributing food carts at the Suffolk County House of Correction.

His partner noticed that he was having a difficult time lifting the carts and he collapsed in the hallway moments later. CPR was initiated immediately and he was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Deputy Freedman had served with the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

correctional Facility

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Deputy Freedman, it has been 26 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

April 11, 2023

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