Town Marshal George Freeman

Town Marshal George Freeman

Versailles Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, June 17, 1883

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George Freeman

Town Marshal George Freeman was shot and killed by two brothers who held a grudge against him. They alleged that the marshal killed their brother a year earlier. Both brothers were arrested.

The shooter was convicted of murder and sentenced to 14 years. On April 6, 1886, he was pardoned by Governor J. Proctor Knott. Governor Knott said there was evidence proving the jury was corrupt.

Town Marshal Freeman is buried in Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky. He was survived by his wife and two children. He was a Civil War Veteran, having served with an Indiana regiment in 1865.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned in 1886

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 17, 2015

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