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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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 24, 2020

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