Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William Eric Freeman

Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, December 15, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer William Eric Freeman

May God Bless your family and give them peace. You are a true hero and very much loved from what I have read. My only sibiling my brother Officer Keith Houts was shot just like you 16 months ago and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about him. Since I heard of your loss my heart just sunk and my prayers are with your precious family.

To Mrs. Freeman, your children may enjoy a book called "HEAVEN for Kids" I purchased my children one from the Family Christain Book store. And it really helped us. May God bless your children. We love you and will be praying for you.

Sister of Officer Keith E Houts EOW 9-30-06

February 8, 2008

Eric, I sit here in front of this computer tonight and It still feels like a bad dream that I haven't woke up from. I think about all the good times we all had during the academy. I remember the morning you showed up in the academy with that hair cut( by the way to this day that was the funniest hair cut I have seen yet) we all gave you a hard time about it but you just laughed along with us. I remember during the academy the staff told us if we have any involvement with any police we better report it. You showed up Monday morning and told us in the locker room that you had been stopped in Tennesee because your truck had to many lights on the front of it. I just laughed because it seemed like you had about ten on it.Its amazing how you can throw 30 people in an academy for 18 weeks and by the end its like you've known them for you whole life, you become very close. After we graduated I would see you on a call(when you worked over for third shift,after you already worked your shift) and I used to wonder how in the world did you have that much energy, you were always 100mph every time I saw you. But now I know you just loved your job that much. You will never be forgotten, your family will always be in my prayers. I know you have a special job in heaven now and I know what ever it is you'll be doing it a 100mph. love you always brother.

Officer R.Stephens
HPD south precinct

February 6, 2008


Ive been typing for the past 30 minutes but the words just didnt feel right, so Ill make it simple. Happy Birthday Brother. I miss you. One day I promise Ill be strong enough to tell you everything I need to say. For now though, I just hope Im strong enough to make it to your resting place today. Happy Birthday again, Eric.

Kevin Lambert

January 31, 2008

I pray for you everyday in my heart. May God be with you.

January 27, 2008

Your family is still in my prayers.

January 23, 2008

You would be so proud of Leslie. She has handled herself with such dignity and humility. She just announced that she wants the proceeds from the sale of your memorial shirts to go toward the fallen officer's memorial to honor you and all the others. What an amazing, selfless family you have! It is very refreshing to see that for a change following such a tragedy!!! My prayers continue to be with them.

January 22, 2008

I didn't know you Officer Freeman but I hold my son longer because of you.

brother in blue

January 20, 2008

God speed brother. I know your family will be well taken care of.

DFC Angela Crocker
Forsyth County S.O. (GA)

January 18, 2008

God bless you, Officer Freeman. Every night we pray for the safety of all the Huntsville Police Officers.
Please, please keep watch over them.

grateful citizen

January 15, 2008

hello brother. Just wanted to let you know that your wife is making us all very proud by going after the dirtbag that took you from us. You are gone for now but never forgotten and your family will constantly be in our prayers. If you get the chance, talk to Darren Medlin while you're up there. His wife's a hero too. Thank you for your sacrifice and too Mrs. Freeman: you have everyone of us (LEOs and military and more) supporting you not only on your decision but in everyway. May God bless you and your family. Thank you Officer Freeman for your sacrifice.

US Army

January 15, 2008

i still pray everyday for your immediate family and your extended family (your police family), one of those being my husband. no one except a police officer can really know what you all deal with day in and day out. all the crappy calls, all the good calls, all the gory calls and all the funny calls. I don't even know what else to say except rest in peace.

January 14, 2008

You will not be forgotton. I will always remember your energy and how good you were to us when we vacation in Huntsville. We will meet again in glory.


Sgt. David Morton
Wyoming State Penitentiary/ret.

January 12, 2008

I could not believe it when I heard the news. My heart dropped! How could it be? I had just spoken to you a few days before. I think about you and your family daily and I pray that they will find peace. You are missed greatly! You brought smiles to peoples faces when you were around. Rest In Peace my friend.

Kara Koler

January 10, 2008

I didnt know Eric real well,but I did know him for about 12 years or so.When I first met him he was doing maintenace work.Me and a few buddies would go to his place and play basketball for hours.I also remember going to his place and I would play drums,his good friend Steve played bass and guitar and Eric played guitar and sang.Even though I didnt know Eric very well,I know he had a good heart and would do just about anything for anybody.I have nothing but good memories of Eric.My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this time of grieve and sadness.

Jon Hilliard

January 10, 2008

Dear Off. Freeman,
We met only once at the Huntsville Hospital when my mother-law was taken.When I think back at that time,and I can recall about a special person & a special Officer.The night you got shot,we the brother's on duty at the Oakwood University Campus took time to say a prayer for you,your family & the fellow Officer's of Huntsville Police Dept.I'am glad that I had a chance to meet a Special Father,Husband & Police Officer.Rest In Peace my Brother.

Officer/#653 - Eric K. Davis Sr.
Public Safety Dept. - Oakwood University

January 10, 2008

I only remember the boy in school I did not get to know the man.I remember a jokester who always knew how to make you laugh.He used to pull my hair and tease me.I never would have guessed he would have become a cop but I can see where he would he was always there to help someone if only to make them laugh.I wish his family peace in the new year and hope they find some kind of way to deal and remember a wondeful man.

Karen Hartzell Owens
High School Friend

January 9, 2008

Officer Freeman, in your memory I leave an old irish story called, "THE POLICEMAN’S LAST ROLE CALL".


THE POLICEMAN SQUARED his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain’t. Because those of us who carry badges can’t always be a Saint. I’ve had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I’ve been violent because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny that wasn’t mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I’ve wept many unmanly tears. I know I don’t deserve a place among the people here, they never wanted me around except to calm their fear. If you’ve a place for me Lord, it needn’t be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don’t, I’ll understand."

There was silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod. As the policeman waited quietly, for the judgment of his God. "Step forward now, policeman, you’ve borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets, you’ve done your time in hell."

Eric, you will not be forgotten among your fellow soldiers of the law. May you rest in peace brother.

Dave Ullom
Blue Knights Law Enforcement MC
Alabama Chapter VII

LTC David Ullom
US Army Military Police

January 9, 2008

Today in the sun, I bid him farewell
A man, a hero, I never knew well
Like many before him, who answered the call
Wearing a badge, he was destined to fall
Though by choice a long life and a happy old age
Would he have chosen, had he written the page
But the office he chose never promised long life
Just half of his salary, for his kids and his wife
He went without fear, into the darkness of night
Bringing comfort to some, to some others light
Easing their pain and calming their fears
He did his duty, never asking for cheers
A husband, a cop, he answered the call
We bid him farewell for he gave his all.

Eric, May you rest in peace in Paradise.

Kristie Smith
Wife of a Madison County Deputy

January 8, 2008

MR. Erc i remember coming to your house and swiming paintballin and just plain having fun i will pray for your family it was the first day back at school from the break i did not go i had strep but my dad knew you well he is a hvs fire man yall talked on scenes and he misses you to i cant belive you are gone i think about you everyday i love you eric R.I.P.

Clay ROllins
good freind

January 7, 2008

Condolences to the Williams family. My heart goes out to you.

Stacy Jackson
US Citizen

January 7, 2008

Rest easy, Officer Freeman. You've done your community a great service, and paid the ultimate price. May you live on forever in memory.

Vancouver Police (Canada)

January 2, 2008

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 Freeman. 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 William, 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 William's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that William's life was about so much more than the way he died. William will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Freeman, 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 almost five 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 1, 2008

Officer Freeman

You have made the ulitimate sacrifice! You are a true hero and now you patrol the streets of heaven above. The Lord will take care of your family and friends. May your soul Rest in Peace.

Douglas W. Bennett
Juvenile Probation Officer Ky Dept. of Juvenile Justice

January 1, 2008

To the Families of Officer Freeman,
We have never met but I want all of you to know that you are thought of and prayed for daily. Each time I have crossed the state line into Alabama I find myself on my knees at Officer Freeman's earthly resting place. Much thanks has been given to the Lord for the life this man led and the sacrifice he made. Many prayers are offered for his families, that they find the strength to endure. May God continue to hold the hearts of the Freeman family and the HPD family very gently.

A citizen from Fayetteville, TN

December 31, 2007

Thinking of you and your family. May God continue to surround them with love and and help them to find peace.


December 30, 2007

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