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.

The subject 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 was a Civil War veteran assigned to an Indiana Regiment. He was survived by his wife and two children.

He is buried in Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky.


  • 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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Marshal Freeman,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the Union Army during the Civil War.


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June 17, 2023

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