Patrolman William Freed

Patrolman William Freed

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, May 20, 1891

William Freed

Patrolman William Freed was shot and killed by a suspect who had just shot another officer.

Patrolman Freed and his partner were on foot patrol in the downtown section of the city when they heard a gunshot. They ran to the area where the shot originated from and observed a man running from the scene. The suspect had just been arrested for burglary by another officer and was being walked to jail when he pulled out a revolver and shot the officer in the shoulder.

The suspect shot at Patrolman Freed as the officers chased him. Patrolman Freed was struck in the chest and mortally wounded. The man was shot caught by other officers, convicted of the murder and executed.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, May 15, 1891
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Executed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman William Freed of the Youngstown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 20, 2018

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