Lieutenant Russell Freeman

Lieutenant Russell Freeman

Rhode Island Department of Corrections, Rhode Island

End of Watch Monday, December 14, 2020

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Russell Freeman

Lieutenant Russell Freeman died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak amongst employees and inmates at the Gloria McDonald Women’s Facility.

Lieutenant Freeman had served with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections for 29 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Lieutenant Freeman. Rest In Peace and may you watch over us from you new post with our heavenly Father. During my time spent working with the RIDOC, you made me, as a rookie Correctional Officer feel confident, passed on your knowledge, wisdom, and support to me and my classmates as we entered into the unknown world of corrections when we came “on the line.” Your professionalism, your devotion to your profession, and the way you treated everyone will always stick with me. I pray your family and friends find peace in your loss. Rest In Peace Lieutenant Freeman. God bless you and your Family.

Lieutenant Thomas Jones
North Providence Police Department

January 1, 2021

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