Patrolman John J. Freichel

Patrolman John J. Freichel

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 23, 1936

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John J. Freichel

Patrolman John Freichel was shot and killed by an assailant he had previously arrested.

Patrolman Freichel accidentally bumped into the suspect as he entered a bar. The offender approached the officer from behind and pulled out a gun and fired. He then ran about a block away and shot himself in the head, seriously wounding himself. He died five days later.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3710

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide


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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 23, 2020

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