Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Avery E. Freeman

Chester City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, April 30, 2012

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Reflections for Patrolman Avery E. Freeman

He was such an amazing friend, loyal and also a great role model... He will be forever missed


May 3, 2022

On this actual anniversary of your untimely death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 30, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and rest in peace knowing that you will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 9, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

May 1, 2020

Rest in peace.


April 30, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Freeman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 23, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

Mr Freeman was a great officer. He worked 21 beat. He was a well respected man and officer.

Abney - Chester HS Policer Officer
Chester-Upland School District Police Department

March 19, 2018

Mr Freeman was a great officer. He worked 21 beat. He was a well respected man and officer.

Abney - Chester HS Policer Officer
Chester-Upland School District Police Department

March 19, 2018

Mr Freeman was a great officer. He worked 21 beat. He was a well respected man and officer.

Abney - Chester HS Policer Officer
Chester-Upland School District Police Department

March 19, 2018

Rest in peace

Sgt. Jim Russo

May 1, 2017

I will always remember your friendliness to me when I worked as an armed security officer. You sir, inspired me to do the best job I could do. You were one of the good who left us too soon. Gone....but not forgotten....

Constable Paul Dallard, Jr
First Ward Constable, City of Chester

February 5, 2017

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

April 30, 2015

Rest easy Avery, was just thinking about you and how I procrastinated and never went on that fishing trip you invited me to. God Bless you and your family my brother. Until we meet again Godspeed.

Corporal Kevin Paden
Chester Township Police Department

March 6, 2015

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 3, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

July 17, 2012

Rest In Peace!

P/O Phil Bowdren #9905 (Retired)
Philadelphia Police Department

July 9, 2012

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his police family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Ret., Cincinnati P.D.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

June 27, 2012

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Patrolman Avery Freeman and the Chester Police Department during this time. Thank you, Patrolman Freeman, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

June 18, 2012

Avery we shared two beautiful children together and I will always be grateful for this. Life has its way of happy times, sad times and rough times. You and I have endured them all but at this moment in time I am missing you and so are the children. I don't ever think I will get use to you being gone but you will always have that special place in my heart just as I have in yours that no1can take away. I love u and I just ask that you watch over us. Rest in Peace. Gone but you will never be forgotten.

Knidia Kea
Children's mother(Ania&Ryan)

June 9, 2012

Rest in peace my Brother!
"Blessed are the Peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Joaquin "Jack" Garcia
Retired FBI Agent

June 6, 2012

Rest in Peace

My heart goes out to the family, friends & fellow officers, Make these officers be safe each year.

Samantha from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

May 30, 2012

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, 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 tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
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 here, 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 often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

May 30, 2012

Patrolman Avery Freeman Thank You so much sir, for your service. To your family, May God Bless them with peace and comfort.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

May 30, 2012

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