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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No passage of time could ever erase your service and the sacrifice you made, and know that you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 17, 2020

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