Police Officer Freddie Lee Jackson

Police Officer Freddie Lee Jackson

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, October 6, 1986

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Freddie Lee Jackson

Officer Freddie Jackson was shot and killed while working a plainclothes detail in an area around the 15000 block of Idaho that had been experiencing a high level of automobile burglaries. He and his partner had observed three men tampering with a car. As they approached the men they all fled the scene.

The two officers began examining the car for damage when a man, the son of a local business owner, stepped out of a building with a shotgun and opened fire, striking Officer Jackson in the chest. The man was the vehicle's owner and thought the two officers were breaking into it. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Officer Jackson's murder.

Officer Jackson had served with the Detroit Police Department for 14 years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 1837
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Convicted of involuntary manslaughter


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

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

October 6, 2020

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