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

Daniel's murderer was sentenced to death today. There is some form of closure in that. Now we have to look toward the future and hope your murderer gets the same punishment.


June 26, 2008

One on death row and one more to put there. Eric, I know you and "Kelso" are having a party in heaven tonight.

Fellow HPD Officer

June 26, 2008

The trial for Golden's murderer started today. I am hopeful he is convicted for what he has done. Hopefully justice will be served to both men who took you and Daniel away from us. Thinking of you and praying for your family every day.


June 9, 2008

officer freeman, you and i have had many encouters all on a good note. i will always remember u asking me, "what did you do this time" or "why you speeding this time" good memories very tragic time. sorry i didnt make it to ur funeral, but i couldnt do it. it was tremendously hard for me to do that. i love you man be easy and take care.


June 7, 2008

Hello Eric -

Your daddy, Pam, Jay, and I went to DC for the 2008 National Police Week to honor you again. We sure miss you son, and want to let you know that we love you with all our hearts. This has left such a huge hole in the family and in our hearts. We are having a really difficult time without you. I go see you at the cemetery all the time. Even Kasey knows where you are. She sits there as I talk and talk to you. She, too, honors you.

We'll see you again - hold a huge cloud for the Freeman bunch! MawMaw and PaPa Freeman say Hi, too. MawMaw and I cry together all the time....

Later - Momma


June 5, 2008

It's still hard as hell, bud. There is not a day that we don't think about you. We go to work, answer calls, stop cars, and inevitably, somebody always brings up a story about you, whether it's a citizen or a fellow officer. It's nice to know how many lives that you touched, and it's painful to go to certain places where I remember being on a call with you and you are not there. You would like these new guys. Things have changed a lot, but we have a pretty tight group. I'm sure you would have loved showing them the ropes. God bless and we will see you someday. We will have a lot of catching up to do.

May 20, 2008

it's been a hell of a week boy. you would be so proud of it all, only, there is something to be said about the finality of it. i say, just cuz it's over, doesn't mean it's OVER! eerily enough, we honored you @ the five month mark--to the day. or days, because both of them will forever be NOT IN EXISTENCE for me anymore. as long as i have direction, or a purpose, i don't embarrass you :) but left to my mind and memories, i get all kinds of stupid. the awe of it all, i get so sad every time i think of how you would just eat every bit of it up, and how, i know you see and know all now :) that's kinda funny, ya know it all--BUT YOU'RE NOT HERE ON EARTH for us to see you shine. i was one of the very few of us--46--that was able to go. we all wanted to be there, so for them, i counted minutes @ your name on the wall. one for each of us. i'm a geek, i know. so much more, so much to say--baby steps i guess. look over the ones you know need it the most. help them. i worry alot. give a shout to my peeps, and until then, god love ya darlin. and i do too.


May 16, 2008

Eric, I had the honor of escorting your parents during the Candlelight Vigil this week. Your mother told me the circumstances of your passing, and of how much you'd always wanted to be a police officer. God bless you and your family, and know that you will never be forgotten.

Ofc. Emily Davies
Metro Nashville / Police Unity Tour

May 15, 2008

I sat behind your family today at the memorial service and I was proud of how your family held their heads high. I thought of how my father must of felt when his father passed away so unexpectedly in the line of duty. God Bless you and our family and you are in our prayers.

Joe D. North

Joe D. North

May 9, 2008

Eric - your unique contribution to the city of Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama and all across the nation has been our shining star. You are a true hero - a warrior of the streets in an effort to create a peaceful place for all. Although your loss is devastating, we know in our hearts that this is what you always wanted to do, even as a young boy. We thank you for your courage and honor. Your father and I miss you terribly, Eric. We will forever love you ~~

Beverly Freeman

May 9, 2008

From my family to yours, may God take you and keep you on post for the Saints. For the family, may peace fall upon you and comfort knowing that he is not forgotten...

Chris Horn

April 24, 2008

Just another day Eric. I still have not gone one day without thinking about you and what happened that busy night. I still remember being so scared and shacking uncontrollably. I could not get to you and Kevin quick enough. It's still hard. You have a very strong family. I know you are happy now and having the time of your life. I hope we never forget but, I hope the pain will go away for us. This is not supposed to happen to peace keepers. We are getting ready to go to D.C. to honor you next month. There have been a few problems but, we are working through them. Well, I've said enough useless stuff for one night. I will see you when I get to Heaven.


April 22, 2008

My deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Freeman, yet on the same note I would like to congratulate Officer Freeman for the Medal of Honor. I understand that the family is willing to trade everything to have him back, but GOD choose this route and there is no better way to honor an outstanding officer. Believe me when I say I know your pain. I lost my brother, Officer Jose Somohano, on September 13, 2007. People like them were destined to be what they were and all we could do is remember them, love them, cherish them, but let them go.

Hubert Somohano
Brother of Officer Jose Somohano (EOW 13 Sept 2007)

April 18, 2008

4 months later and you are still a thought everyday. Everytime I am near the cemetery I think about stopping, but I just am not ready for it. I promise I will get by to visit. They are having a couple of workdays out at your place coming up. I am going to get over and see what help I can be. I looked on the PA website the other day and nosed through our session pictures. You are right in the middle of some of them. One is DUI night and you are doing the HGN on one of the older guys. I had to go to the academy this morning for recert on the Draeger. I got upstairs and the new class was going through inspection, and about half of them were in the front-leaning rest. I really don't miss the push-ups, but sometimes I do miss the academy. I know Trista kept somewhat of a count, how many did she say it was, something like 3000 (scheduled push-ups) in that last four weeks?

Officer Daniel Hogan
HSV PD/ Fellow 46th Session Graduate

April 16, 2008

Officer Freeman,
You do not know me; we never met. I am not only father-in-law to two police officers, but I a grew up with your father, Uncle Rick and Aunt Vickie, and I have known and loved your grandparents most of my life.
I salute your sacrifice even as I mourn it. You walked the line. You did your job. Well done, Eric. Thank you and may God bless.

Vic Phillips
Friend of the family

April 7, 2008

Well I'm back. Its not the same without you. I walk into roll call everyday and look at your picture. Everyday I drive by the place, and look at the flowers that have been left for you. I wish I would have called you more when I was gone, I'm sorry I didn't. Joey, Nathan and I ate Lunch at Lil Pauls today and we saw your Minister. He wished us well and said your family is doing fine. Well I guess as well as could be expected. We all miss you, and we all know your watching over us.

OFC Michael Nelson

April 5, 2008

I never knew you personally but have encountered you freinds and other you have touched. Even today your life touches and helps others more then you could of ever realised. I have started to pray for your family now and know now more then ever that a life lived in service for others is never a life lived in vain.

Robert McCoy
Freind of Offiers across the country

March 31, 2008

Today is especially hard for me and I dont know why. Ive been thinking about you and that night a lot lately. I know one day the pain will go away I just wish it was sooner rather than later. Some of us ran into Cameron and Emily the other day. They looked to be doing well. Cameron said he likes to meet every officer he sees just to know if they were your friend. Everyones pitching in as much as they can to help Leslie and the all the children get through it. I wasnt able to help any for the Blue Line Benefit. I hope it was a success though. I have to go to shift now. Just know everyone is still thinking of you. I miss you now more than before brother.


March 30, 2008

Thankyoufor your service and sacrifice. You are a true hero for us all to look up too. Rest in peace with all our brothers and sisters who have gone before you. You will not be forgotten


March 29, 2008

Thinking about you today...Happy Easter Eric...We miss you.


March 23, 2008

I am currently a Criminal Justice Student here in Huntsville. My father was a police officer-turn-K-9 Captain, and so I have always had tremendous respect for them and other men and women who work on the 'right side of the law'.
I am just another person who is also in disbelief that this ever happened. I just couldn't ever understand what could bring someone to do something so terrible. He was killed my a sickening coward, and I look forward to the day he gets what he deserves.
When things like this happen, it only makes me more fueled to go to work for this state and help the others on the 'right side'.
We've shed tears for these great officers that have died while out serving to protect us, but there are no words that can comfort the family the way only God can. And I so hope that he does just that for the Freeman and Golden families...and all fallen law servants, for that matter! I was just on the FBI Hall of Honor page, and that is what led me here...the criminals have just taken too many of our good guys!
My father has been shot at in his career, but thankfully the bullet didn't hit it's intended target, and I am sure there are MANY that would love to see him dead...AND I AM SO PROUD OF THAT! GO GOOD GUYS! If there's a criminal that hates are doin' some good!
It takes a special person, a very driven person, to go to work in the field. And I certainly have that drive. I will not be a police officer, because it is just not what I am bred to do...but I will certainly be an asset to the overall fight/cause one day against the criminals!.
God watch over us all. And please, please, be with our justice system...we need so much to improve in that area!

Just another person...
on the RIGHT side of the law!

March 8, 2008

I can't believe that HPD has had to go through this again. The wounds that haven't yet healed (and never will) from Golden's murder have been ripped open all over again. This is just a senseless tragedy that never should have happened. I never got a chance to meet you; but Jason would talk about how much fun he had with you goofing off when ya'll worked the front desk together. I pray for Leslie and your kids and the rest of your family, and the HPD family. We have lost a true hero.

future HPD wife

March 4, 2008

Hey Freeman,
I just left a reflection for Daniel. I was telling him how much we always talk about him still to this day. We talk about you all the time too. In fact, Channel 48 did some special the other day about HPD soon becoming short staffed and I thought I saw you during the airing of the special. I pray for Leslie all the time. I pray all is as good as can be expected.
Miss you brother in blue...

Madison, AL

February 22, 2008

Our sweet dear Eric: your birthday just passed...not a second went by that we did not think about you...We miss you so much every day..We know you are up there with God doing what you love..taking care of all of us...We love you and can't wait to be with you once again in Heaven. R.I.P

Margarita and Steve Rousseau
close friends

February 20, 2008

I have the utmost respect for your service to the community. My brother and his wife both are proud Houston Police officers. No one really knows what courage and strength it takes to selflessly serve your community.

My heart and prayers go out to your family.

Karen White
Sister of Houston Police Officer

February 14, 2008

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