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


Retired Deputy Sheriff Sean Glynn

October 1, 2007

Joe just thinking of you

your friend Mike

Deputy Sheriff Mike Powers
Suffolk County

September 26, 2007

In the line of duty, another hero pays the ultimate sacrifice so others can walk without fear.

Correction Officer Scott Boutell
Massachusetts Department of Correction

August 21, 2007

after 10 years still find it hard to belive your not around, god bless.

your friend mike

deputy sheriff mike powers
suffolk county sheriff's dept.

April 11, 2007

Joe........we had some fun times at south bay and the ( Island) we used to joke around about lifting and the gym, I can hear you like it was were a good soul bro!

scott palmer

scott palmer

March 17, 2007

joe thinking of you.

your friend mike

deputy sheriff mike powers
suffolk county sheriff's dept.

January 24, 2007

Joe, your wonderful sense of humor, your love of family,and your dedication to your profession has been a lasting memory for the members of your family. You are remembered always with love and respect and with the knowledge that some day we will all meet again.

aunt phyllis and uncle tony

June 17, 2006

I just wanted to say thanks for everything the brothers and sisters of local 419 have done to keep Joe's memory alive. Words cannot express my feelings. I personally will never forget Washington DC,the wall, and most of all the men who worked with Joe both on and off his shift. The stories that everyone told me that night about Joe and the kind of man he was. He was truly loved and respected by all who knew him.
I feel as though I now have a bond with the everyone who was there that night. I will see you at the golf tournament and every year at South Bay.
On behalf of Joe and his family thanks to all of you at the Local 419 and Suffolk County Sheriffs Department.

Lt John E. Freedman
Joe's Brother

June 8, 2006

To Deputy Sheriff Joseph Freedman and his loved ones:

On this the ninth anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers. Reading the loving reflections about your beloved Joe gives us some understanding of what a kind and honorable man he was, and what he meant to his family and friends.

Joe, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Deputy Freedman. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication. How your loved ones must miss you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Joe gave to his community and the citizens of Massachusetts, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 11, 1997.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 15, 2006

It was my honor to play at the Police Officers Memorial Wall on May 15th,2005,for Joe at the request of his fellow brothers. May God keep you all in the palm of his hand.

Ptlm.Chuck Handerhan
Pittsburgh Police E.S.
Pipes and Drums

Pipe Sgt.
Chuck Handerhan

April 13, 2006

I was visiting the emorial this weekend with my daughter and wife. We were visiting our fallen friend Will Cole. I was scanning the names when I found Joseph's. It was eerie to see my name last name on the wall, but it brought it even closer to home. Joseph and all these people on this wall have paid the ultimate price and we are all appreciative of their duty. God Bless Joseph and his family.

Patrolman Daniel J. Freedman
Carlisle Police Department

February 27, 2006

Joe I miss you, but I know your spirit protects us all at southbay and all in law enforcement. God bless.

Michael Powers Deputy Sheriff
Suffolk county Sheriff

February 19, 2006

Joe was a good fellow officer & a good friend.
He "is" & will be missed.
God Bless you and your family.

Deputy J. Roberts
S.C.S.D. Boston

January 6, 2006

Joe was my friend and inspiration he had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He was helpful to all and humble. He loved life and showed it. When Joe was around you knew it. He recieved respect from all and deserved it. Joe your the heart of South Bay and you gave your life doing what you did best, serving others. God bless your family.

Nelson Visconti

Retired Deputy Corporal Nelson Visconti
Suffoulk County House of Correction

December 31, 2005

My fallen brother! There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and the time that I was blessed to know you. Your plaque stands tall outside the department, and there I talk to you. God be with you and yours.
Your brother,
Deputy Robert T. Call
S.C.S.D., Boston, MA

Deputy Robert T. Call
Suffolk County Sheriff's Department

December 28, 2005

Your service is now being honored, thank yuo, sir.

June 23, 2005

God bless you Sir for dedication to serve us. May you never be forgotten. Rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.

Kevin Cannon
Brother of Keith Cannon EOW 5/4/05

June 20, 2005

No officer should go without reflection.
On behalf of the men and women of the Virginia State Police we extend our condolences to the family of Deputy Sheriff Joseph Freedman and the members of the Suffolk County Sheriff's department.

April 11, 2005

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