Officer Dwayne N. Freeto

Officer Dwayne N. Freeto

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 17, 2006

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Dwayne N. Freeto

Officer Dwayne Freeto was killed when his patrol car was struck from behind while he was assisting a motorist with a flat tire on I-35 at 3:50 am.

The patrol car burst into flames upon impact, trapping him inside. An off duty detective who witnessed the crash attempted to free Officer Freeto from the wreckage.

The driver of the car that caused the crash, who had a BAC twice the legal limit, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition with severe burns. He was later charged and convicted of intoxicated manslaughter. He was subsequently sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Officer Freeto was a United States Army veteran. He had served with the Fort Worth Police Department for only 9 months and was assigned to the South Division – Neighborhood Policing District #8.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, and brother.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 3573
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 13 years

disabled motorist, DUI

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Just sitting at my desk in SIU, looking at my memorial bracelet that I wear everyday to work. Tears fill my eyes and the heaviness in my heart remains. As I read through just a few of other reflections the tears inevitably fall. I miss you so much. The vision of that night and how I visited your "Wifey" and "Momma" still feels the same, but the stare into your father's eyes as our spirit connected in so much agony is what I can not shake, nor want to. We are forever connected. Jordin is now married and living her beautiful life. Jenna is just as beautiful as when you held her last. Karen is doing such an amazing job as she holds on, yet continue. I don't know how she does it, but it's a beautiful sight to see as you are honored in every stitch of your beautiful family's life. I miss you and so thankful to God that He anointed us as brothers.

And thank you to all who has taken the time to write your onw reflection and to the countless others who read them. It is up to us to never forget.

Officer Cliff Miller aka Class 113 Pres.
Fort Worth Police Department

August 19, 2022

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