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 in Wyandanch, New York. 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 2 years.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 1649

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Deceased

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With respect to George Frees who lost his life 50 years ago tonight. I knew George while we both worked at the 1st Pct. He was a gentleman, great cop and a great family man. George's dead greatly influence the people of Suffolk County and I believe that his passing made them aware of just how dangerous police work can be. May you rest in peace and God Bless his family.

Police Officer Gary Mott, #1856
Suffolk County Police Department, Yaphank, NY

April 6, 2021

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