Chief of Police Robert L. Freeman

Chief of Police Robert L. Freeman

Glynn County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, September 8, 1930

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Robert L. Freeman

Chief of Police Robert Freeman was shot and killed as he and several other officers attempted to arrest two wanted men.

The men opened fire, killing Chief Freeman and wounding a McIntosh County deputy and a game warden from the Georgia State Board of Game and Fish.

One of the suspects was shot and wounded and later taken into custody. The second suspect was arrested and taken to the McIntosh County Jail. Later in the night a group of angry citizens broke into the jail and shot and killed the suspect.

Chief Freeman was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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

May 1, 2013

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