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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Chief Freeman,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Glynn County.


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September 8, 2020

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