Patrolman George A. Frees

Patrolman George A. Frees

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, April 6, 1971

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George A. Frees

Officer Frees was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance call at 53 Mount Avenue in Wyandanch.

Both officers were shot as they exited their patrol car. Officer Frees' partner survived the shooting, but Officer Frees succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was killed at the scene of the shooting after the house was set on fire.

Officer Frees had served with the Suffolk County Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 1649

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Deceased


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I am a retired Suffolk County Police Sergeant and I was George's best friend in the police academy. We were classmates and sat next to each other as the seating was alphabetical! We grew together as officers and good friends. Jane was unable to attend the retirement ceremonies due to her youngest child being sick. Upon arrival George was waiting for me outside and asked if his daughter could sit with my wife and children. We were honored to do so as he was such a great friend! I have had George's picture on my dresser ever since he passed! I can tell many stories about George but he might have been embarrassed by some if I did so had he still been with us but in honor to him I will refrain! We were both born in 1942 and God has blessed me to reach the age of 80, I wish my friend had too! God bless his family and I know that Jane has also passed but he really loved his children and I pray for them to have all that George could have dreamt for them!

Sgt 467, P.O. 1682
Suffolk County Police Department

May 17, 2023

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