Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Russell Freeman

Rhode Island Department of Corrections, Rhode Island

End of Watch Monday, December 14, 2020

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Reflections for Lieutenant Russell Freeman

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City Police/Retired

December 22, 2020

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

December 22, 2020

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service of your community.

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

December 22, 2020

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

December 21, 2020

LT, you were a great man. Great husband, father and Officer. Your legacy will live on. As long as your name is spoken you will never truly be gone. You now join your brothers and the table. Officer McVay, Officer Price and Officer Grossguth. We will take it from here Brothers.

Amie Marx
State issued sister.

December 21, 2020

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Russell Freeman. Thank you for 29 years of service with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections at the Gloria McDonald Women’s Facility in Rhode Island. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your wife and to your three children, and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

December 21, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Lieutenant Russell Freeman. Please know we are eternally grateful for Russell’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Lieutenant Freeman, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Rhode Island Department of Corrections in Cranston, Rhode for Russell’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Lieutenant Freeman’s wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

December 21, 2020

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. New England and our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 21, 2020

Rest in Peace

Ptl. B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

December 21, 2020

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time.....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

December 21, 2020

God bless you Liuetenant Russell Freeman, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

December 21, 2020

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

December 21, 2020

Thank you for your service. My condolences to your family.

Bonita Kirk

December 21, 2020

Rest in Peace Lt. Freeman. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Freeman Family and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

December 21, 2020

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck Ret. Officer
NYSDOCS

December 21, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

December 21, 2020

Rest in peace.

J.R.

December 21, 2020

RIP Lieutenant Freeman. Thank you for your service to the state of Rhode Island

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

December 21, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

December 21, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God. [Matthew 5:9];

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4], and;

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.Div.
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

December 21, 2020

Rest in Peace Brother, your watch has ended. Thank you for your service.

TFC (Retired) Len Widener
Connecticut State Police

December 21, 2020

R.I.P Lieutenant Russell Freeman

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen

December 21, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Lieutenant Russell Freeman during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Lieutenant Russell Freeman.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

December 21, 2020

My prayers go out to all that knew this fine young man. Condolences

Jan

I am a retired police officer. I am eighty years of age and now reside in Troy, Ohio. I graduated, in North Carolina, February 19, 1984-1994

December 21, 2020

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Freeman. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

December 21, 2020

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