Patrolman Roy William Freiss

Patrolman Roy William Freiss

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, February 3, 1935

Add to My Heroes

Roy William Freiss

Patrolman Roy Freiss was killed while directing traffic at the south end of the Smithfield Street Bridge when a drunk driver struck him and dragged him for over 100 feet.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the South Side Hospital.

Patrolman Freiss had previously served with the United States Army during World War I. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 8 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

Most Recent Reflection

View all 11 Reflections

I never got to know my grandfather that was taken away from his family, my father was only five when this Cowardly tragedy happened and never grew up having a father. RIP Pap


February 3, 2021

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.