Patrolman George Freis

Patrolman George Freis

Venice Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, October 18, 1926

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George Freis

Patrolman George Freis was shot and killed when he interrupted the robbery of a service station at the intersection of Broadway and Madison Avenue at 3:00 am. Patrolman Freis had gone to the service station to make his hourly report.

As the two robbers held the attendant at gunpoint Patrolman Freis walked into the service station. One of the men opened fire on him, mortally wounding him. Patrolman Freis was taken to St. Elizabeth's Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds four hours later.

Patrolman Freis was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Officer Freis's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-8-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

January 8, 2018

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