Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Joseph A. Freedman

Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, April 11, 1997

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joseph A. Freedman

God bless and may you rest in eternal peace! I deployed with your brother John in 1990. If you were anything like him, the World lost a special soul!

Sergeant Daniel Crowley
Middlesex Sheriff's Office

April 13, 2020

Today marks the 19th anniversary of your tragic passing but you have not been forgotten. Rest Well, Brother and God Bless.

Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 11, 2016

Joe, I can't believe its been almost seventeen years since you passed. There's not a week that goes by that I don't think of you. Rest in peace Joe, I'll see you on the other side.

Retired Deputy Sean Glynn
S.C.S.D

April 1, 2014

Joe, It was sixteen years ago today that you passed away. I cannot believe it has been that long. We stared the job in 1991not knowing where this journey would lead us. You always had such a positive attitude and outlook on life. You were one of a kind...you were a good soul. Rest in peace my friend....

Sergeant Robert Walker
Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, Boston,MA.

April 12, 2013

Rest in peace Deputy Freedman and Olav Hashalom. Your courage will not be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 11, 2012

Hi Joe- I'm not sure what brought me to this site today but here I am...looking to see if there's one more thing I can learn about you--a story, whatever. Of no amazement to me you are still being remembered and I'm still feeling comforted by every one of your "brothers" on this site and by those whom have stayed in contact with the family through the years. Your birthday is coming up. To this day-I still celebrate your life on your birthday. So Happy Birthday early. I love you and miss you so much. Love, ((Hugs)), and Kisses your way

Love,
Little Sis

PS Share the love, hugs and kisses with Jimmy too

Jacqueline Hodgkins
Sister

September 8, 2011

Joe
I can't believe its been 14 years since you left us. I think of you often. You are missed by all my friend.

retired deputy sheriff
scsd

April 14, 2011

Joe,
I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas. You are still missed by all of us.

Deputy Sean Glynn
S.C.S.D.

December 24, 2010

Thinking of you Joe, Merry Christmas


Mike Powers

Mike Powers
SCSD

December 18, 2009

hey joe
was just thinking of you .I miss talking to you

sean glynn
scsd

August 1, 2009

joe
just thinking of you. your missed by all

sean glynn
scsd

June 22, 2009

Happy Easter Joe. Thinking of you, God Bless.

Sean Glynn
SCSD

April 12, 2009

Deputy Sheriff Freedman,
On today, the 12th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Suffolk County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

April 11, 2009

joe, I was there the night you went to a better place, its a shame you were taken from all who loved you suddenly. My and my familys prayers are with you and yours. Your passing will always be remembered as it is also my wedding anniversary. Sleep well good friend your rest came early.
God bless you.

Lieutenant Frank Ayers
Retired, Suffolk County

March 26, 2009

Joe just thinking of you and still miss you alot.


Mike Powers

Mike Powers
SCSD

January 30, 2009

Joe:
I did not get to know you. I pass by your plaque daily as I start my shift. I ask that you watch over me every time I enter the "house." You are truly missed by those who worked with you. There is not a week that goes by I hear someone mention your name. Your friend Griff speaks of you often and misses you much.
God Bless The Freedman Family
Your Brother
New Jack

Deputy
SCSD

January 14, 2009

Merry Christmas Joe I miss you.

sean glynn
scsd retired

December 22, 2008

Joe, just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you. You will never be forgotten.

Alex Basile

December 21, 2008

Hey Joe
was just thinking of you. miss talking to you

your friend
sean glynn

Sean Glynn S.C.S.D. Retired
s.c.s.d.

October 26, 2008

Just thinking of you, God bless.


your friend
Mike Powers

Deputy Sheriff
SCSD

August 20, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
Manchester, NH

May 5, 2008

Deputy Freedman, today marks the 11th anniversary of your untimely passing from this world to the next. I can tell by the remarks left by others that you were loved and respected by all who knew you. I would guess that your death was a serious blow to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. You folks do a wonderful job of helping to keep the public safe and when one of you dies, it’s a loss to the entire law enforcement community. You are not forgotten.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 11, 2008

HEY JOE WAS JUST THINKING OF YOU I CAN'T BELIEVE ITS BEEN 11 YEARS SINCE GOD TOOK YOU HOME. I MISS TALKING TO YOU AND MOSTLY YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR.

RETIRED DEPUTY SHERIFF SEAN GLYNN
S.C.S.D. BOSTON

April 5, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 18, 2008

Happy new year Joe

Your friend Mike

Mike Powers
SCSD

January 5, 2008

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