Patrolman George Thomas Freeman, Sr.

Patrolman George Thomas Freeman, Sr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, April 26, 1947

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George Thomas Freeman, Sr.

Patrolman George T. Freeman was beaten to death by a man he was talking to in front of 620 East 47th Street while on foot patrol.

The man suddenly attacked Patrolman Freeman as they spoke and knocked him to the ground. As he continued to assault him a citizen intervened and held the man until other officers arrived. The subject was charged with murder but acquitted.

Patrolman Freeman had served with the Chicago Police Department for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 200

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Acquitted

foot patrol

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

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

April 26, 2021

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