Policeman George W. Freeman

Policeman George W. Freeman

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, September 24, 1912

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George W. Freeman

Policeman George Freeman was electrocuted while attempting to use a police call box at the corner of 52nd Street and Girard Avenue, in West Philadelphia.

The telephone line connecting the call boxes became electrically charged. Several other officers were also shocked while trying to use the call boxes, but Policeman Freeman was the only one to be killed as a result.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 19 years, 6 months
  • Badge 2950

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 24, 2010

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