Patrolman Roy William Freiss

Patrolman Roy William Freiss

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, February 3, 1935

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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

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Patrolman Freiss,
On today, the 81st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 4, 2016

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