Assistant Superintendent J. C. Freeman

Assistant Superintendent J. C. Freeman

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, September 18, 1915

J. C. Freeman

Assistant Superintendent J.C. Freeman was shot and killed while supervising an inmate work crew building a bridge on the Mount Pleasant Road (moder-day Route 73) near Albemarle, North Carolina.

He was overseeing several inmates and as he turned his back to one of them, the inmate grabbed his service weapon from his pocket and then shot him. The inmate then fled into the woods. He remained at large for several days until the Albemarle police chief and a special officer located him asleep. As they tried to arrest him he woke up and started to violently struggle. He was shot several times during the struggle and died as a result of the wounds.

Assistant Superintendent Freeman had served with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife and 2-month-old child.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Asst. Supt. Freeman,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of North Carolina. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


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September 18, 2015

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