Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Dwayne N. Freeto

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 17, 2006

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Reflections for Officer Dwayne N. Freeto

I was just watching americas most wanted while looking at this site and a memorial came on about you. I looked up yoour name on thise site. As you were helping someone else your life was needlessly taken from you and for that i am so so sorry but i am sure you are watching over your family and brothers in blue as you did the community you served.
God bless

Keshia Lewis
wife of police officer

February 24, 2007

Dwayne,

I just felt like stopping by the site and writing something after I got off work tonight. We sure do miss you everyday brother and wish you were back here with us. We went and spent the weekend with Karen and the girls. My wife calls and checks on her all the time and they have become great friends. I thought about you alot today during the shift and just wanted to write tonight. Rest easy brother. We've got it from here.

Officer A.R. White #3568
Fort Worth PD

February 19, 2007

Well, its almost been 60 days, and again, like every night, I find myself thinking of you. You are so missed, its beyond words. We're doing our best to take care of Karen and the girls for you, but we know we can't replace you. Your girls are beautiful, and you'd be so proud. It blows me away how much like you they are. I've been searching for the word to describe how I feel about loosing you and I think I've come up with it: ROBBED- to be deprive unjustly or injuriously. It really has been a great unjustice to have you taken away from us, FROM ALL OF US! I know that this really happened, but I still find myself wishing that I could wake up one morning, and realize that it was just a bad dream.

This is probably the hardest thing I will ever face as an officer. I can't believe you're gone.

JMA #3552
FWPD

February 15, 2007

Karen,
I stand beside you in heart and in prayer. Our incidents so familiar, two of God's finest taken without warning. Though it is difficult for you now, please know that God loved them more than we ever could. Don't lose faith, and hold onto the little things...they will get you through, second by second, day by day. Do whatever is easiest for you at that very second. It's only the weight of the world...we will be with them soon. I'll be in touch with you shortly.
Love,
Kimberly Wheeler
widow of San Antonio Police Officer John Wheeler

Widow of SAPD Fallen Officer John Wheele

January 26, 2007

Dwayne,
I wrote this in dedication to you and your family. I didn't know you as well as I would have liked but the more I hear about you the more I realize I would have cherished you as a great friend. You were a model father, husband, son, brother, and officer. Godspeed Dwayne and I will see you again one day.

A Far Away Place....

I can't pick you up from school today princess
Daddy's going on a little journey
To a safe and lovely place above the clouds
A place I once told you about in a story

To a place somewhere over the rainbow
A place you can't see from where you are
A place where you can't call me on the telephone
A place further than the farthest star

I won't be able to pick you up when you fall
And wipe away those precious tears
Or hold you in my loving arms tonight
While fighting off your boogie man fears

You won't be able to sit in my lap
And sound my lights and sirens red and blue
Or wear my police hat and blow my whistle
Or all those silly things you do

I always told you we were the good guys
With that you'd look at me and grin
I told you that I would always protect you
I also said the bad guys sometimes win

Well, the bad guys won today baby
I would have said goodbye but I didn't know
That I've been called for a greater duty
And with Jesus I will go

I will always watch you from above
And I will see you in your dreams
There I will tickle you and make you laugh
I haven't gone anywhere it will seem

I will see you again, princess
And with you you'll bring your treasures and charms
I'll be standing at attention outside the gates of Heaven
Waiting for you to jump in my arms....

SL Guadarrama #3106
FWPD

January 23, 2007

I just wanted to let you know that your family is still in my prayers. Thank you for sharing Officer Freto with us.

Sherry Lynn
C.O.P. Sleepyhollow #12

January 23, 2007

I know that I didn't know Ofc Freeto but he will never be forgotten for the sacrifices that he made and he will always be missed by people that knew him and people who didn't know him. All Police Officers are my heroes. they make so many sacrifices and I just hope that they know that I appreciate it very much. Be safe out there on the streets and god bless Ofc Freeto's family.

January 19, 2007

You and your family remain daily in my heart and prayers.

January 19, 2007

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Freeto, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Dwayne, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Dwayne's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Dwayne's life was about so much more than the way he died. Dwayne will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Freeto, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been four years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

January 17, 2007

Officer Freeto, I never knew you, but I miss you. I hope someday that I can find comfort in all of this.

Dan Sisson

Dan Sisson

January 15, 2007

Condolences to the family, friends and Officers who worked with Officer Freeto.

He will NOT be forgotten.


Patrol Officer Joe Plano, City of Live Oak, TX

Patrol Officer
City Of Live Oak Police

January 15, 2007

My deepest sympathy and prayers go to the Freeto family and his fellow officers in FWPD.

My mother-in-law told me about the crash (this was no accident--the impaired driver made the choice to drink and drive) while I was making a visit to her north Texas home during Christmas. She grieved as she told me about it as it brought back too many memories of losing her only child, my husband, on Nov. 21, 1991 on Hwy. 287 just north of F.Worth at the hands of a .34 BAC drunk driver.

I pray that the family has been surrounded by family and friends and that those folks will realize that you will be needed for a long time. A drunk driving crash with no time for goodbye is something you never get over. You get through it.

I also pray that this senseless crash will re-energize officers/deputies/troopers to pull over suspected drunk drivers when they see them. It is a long, tedious amount of paperwork and hassle, but you are potentially saving lives and preventing injuries when you take impaired drivers off the road. Ofc. Freeto was an outstanding hero who was doing his job. Unfortunately, the suspect committed a 100% preventable crime and brought untold pain to the surviving family, coworkers and friends. I pray that justice prevails in the court system in north Texas.

God speed. Peace to your family.

Laura Dean-Mooney
Orlando, Florida

Laura Dean-Mooney
MADD

January 14, 2007

Dwayne, there has not been one shift I have worked since the night you were stolen from us I haven't thought of you. The "fun" times we had in the academy and the things you did to make me laugh is what I always think of first. You will forever be branded a Hero, and even a Guardian Angel, as you are the epitome of what the phrase "Fort Worth's Finest" stands for. There are no words to describe how much you will be missed, just know that you will NEVER be forgotten. We love you Dwayne. Rest in peace brother, we will take it from here.

Officer JJ Doshi #3560
FWPD

January 13, 2007

A friend of mine sent this to me at Christmas, I thought I would share as it with you all.

Dear Lord, we are thankful for Christmas! Names come to mind of those who have passed on before us whose spirit and memories make Christmas more special. Lord keep us ever mindful of those who are in need and never let us falter in lending a hand to them. Precious Father, watch over our brothers and sisters who knowingly put their lives on the line to defend what is right and what is good, those who guard the thin blue line with steadfast dedication and determination. Lord be with the families of Officer Dwayne Freeto and Dispatcher Stacey Gordillo as they struggle with the loss of their loved ones within the past few days and help the Fort Worth Police Department and Azle Police Department officers and employees to find comfort in You and in each other. Lord bless the receivers of this email, for without Your light shining through them, I never would have seen through the cloudiness of my life since dad came to be with You. Lord I pray these things to You knowing fully that You are the One who can heal all hearts and mend all wounds if we will just let You into our lives. I pray these loved ones feel the warmth of Your Spirit as You touch their lives, and pray that they know the love that I have for them and for You.

Thank you Lord for all the blessings you have bestowed upon us!!

In Your Holy name I pray,
Amen

Merry Christmas to you all, and may God bless you and keep you in the palm of His mighty hands!

John

Fort Worth Resident

January 13, 2007

In this time of sorrow please know that you are not alone. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Fort Worth Police Dispatcher C. Allison
FWPD

January 11, 2007

God looked around His garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked upon the earth
And saw your face.

He put His arm around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering.
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough,
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your eyelids,
And whispered, "Peace be thine."

It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you Home

Miranda Steward

January 10, 2007

My prayers and thoughts to all who knew and will miss Officer Freeto.

May God lay His healing hands upon the family.

Retired Captain Joe L. Gilliland
Danville, KY PD

January 8, 2007

Day is done, gone the sun from the lake, from the hills, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest. God is nigh.
Thanks and praise for our days 'neath the sun, 'neath the stars, 'neath the sky.
As we go, this we know.
God is nigh.

GODSPEED

Beverly Hendricks

January 8, 2007

R.I.P MY BROTHER OFFUCER THANK YOU FOR YOUR HEROIC SERVICE TO YOUR COUNTRY AND TO THE GREAT CITY OF FORT WORTH. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THEM.

POLICE OFFICER RENE SANCHEZ
BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT, BOSTON MA.

January 5, 2007

Thank you for your sacrifice. You will not be forgotten. God bless your wife, your little girls, and your family.

John 15:13 "Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Tiffany Eaves
wife of McKinney PD LEO

January 3, 2007

My deepest sympathy to your loved ones for I know what they are feeling and I want them to know that they are not alone. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

Bolb Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 2, 2007

What a terrible tragedy!

Officer Freeto, thank you for your service. Watch over your family giving them the love and guidance they will need as they begin this long, dark journey. Also, please watch over your brothers and sisters in uniform.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

January 2, 2007

TO THE FAMILY OF OFFICER FREETO,
THE THIN BLUE LINE JUST GOT A LITTLE THINNER AND I KNOW NOTHING I SAY COULD EVER TAKE AWAY THE SORROW AND EMPTYNESS YOU FEEL, BUT I HAVE TO SAY A FEW THINGS TO YOU. I HAVE BEEN AN L.E.O. FOR 23 YEARS NOW. RETIREMENT IS GETTING CLOSE AND I THINK OFTEN OF JUST LETTING GO. I KNOW OFFICER FREETO HEARD "ROOKIE" PROBABLY TOO OFTEN. BUT HE'S NOT A ROOKIE NOW. HIS SACRIFICE IS WHAT WE (THE THIN BLUE LINE) ARE ALL ABOUT. HE MAKES ME WANT TO TRY EVEN HARDER TO DO WHAT I SWORE TO DO 23 YEARS AGO. "LETTING GO" IS OUT OF THE QUESTION. I KNOW IF WE COULD ASK HIM, HE WOULD SAY: "HERO, NAH, I WAS JUST DOING MY JOB." THAT IS WHAT MAKES HIM A HERO,..... AND THE BLESSING OF IT ALL IS HE WAS DOING WHAT HE LOVED, FOR THE PEOPLE HE LOVED, IN THE WAY HE LOVED. WHAT COULD BE A BETTER LIFE? PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IN THOSE TIMES WHEN YOU WONDER WHY HE'S GONE. HE IS AN EXAMPLE TO THOSE OF US STILL TRYING. THOSE 9 MONTHS HAVE BEEN SO VALUABLE TO HIS FELLOW MAN. ALL OF US ARE WITH YOU IN SPIRIT AND THE GOD WE ALL SERVE IS YOUR MAINSTAY. YOU HAVE ANOTHER HERO IN YOUR LIFE NOW, THE DETECTIVE WHO TRIED SO VALIANTLY TO SAVE OFFICER FREETO IS A HERO OF THE HIGHEST CALIBER. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. AN OLD COP IS GIVEN HEART BY ALL OF THIS. KNOW OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTERS AND THAT YOUR "COP" WILL LIVE FOREVER. HE'S 10-42, BUT WE'RE ALL 10-8 AND WE'LL CONTINUE THE WATCH THANKS TO HIS EXAMPLE. GOD BLESS THE FWPD AND HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE MILITARY.

PTLM. ROBERT CLARK
SWEETWATER, TEXAS POLICE DEPT.

January 1, 2007

Rest in peace. My prayers go out to you and your family. A good Christian and Officer is lost. We will miss you, but you are NEVER forgotten.

Officer S. Beck
FWPD

December 31, 2006

May GOD bless your family and friends at this terrible time. There are no words that will ease your pain but know that Dwayne is a HERO and will always live in your hearts!

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04

December 31, 2006

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