Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman George A. Frees

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, April 6, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman George A. Frees

i only met once

it seems i hear the bad things, peaple say the cops have done,but hardly ever do i hear, about the battles won,when a man beats up his wife who steps in to deffend, when everyone else runs away who stays until the end,when weapons are drawn against you and all you can do is cry,still he comes when duty calls although he feels dispised, i met a man like this one day thirty seven years ago, the fulness of what he had given me still i have yet to know, i looked upon his face as a child seeks for trust little did i know the respect i would have to a man i only met once thank you for everything

paster greg g brewster
he saved my life

April 2, 2008

to mrs jane frees my name is gregory brewster i am the youngest of the three children that your husband george frees protected and gave his life for, myself especialy you see i was only 9 years old and still remember it all forgive me for telling you this but my chances of ever meeting you is probably slim to none since i have tried for the past 27 years so here goes when the officers brought us back to the house i was sitting directly behind officer frees mr freeman the man who shot my mom pointed a rifle out the window i reached over officer freeses shoulder and pionted to the window and shouted he got a gun as officer frees turned to cover me thats when it happenend so you see he saved my life directly may god bless you dianne,brian and daniel wich by the way is my next to the youngest sons name i wont bother you again i just had to let you know how special he still is to me god bless


survivor

April 2, 2008

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 20, 2007

God bless you officer Frees. Your bravery will be an inspiration to all of us forever. Rest in peace.

R.M P.O
SCPD

September 10, 2006

Even though I never met you I still heard some pretty awsome things about you! I love you grampa!I Wish you were still here so we could go to see a yankees ballgame! your grand son,Jake

jake jones
grand son

September 6, 2006

Although you never met me, I am your grandson. I am Brian's son. I have now read from several reflections about the people you have greatly effected. Even though I don't know you, I love you so much. I wish my dad could have known you better and possibly me. I love you grandpa, let you rest in peace. -Matt Frees

No Rank
No Agency

October 20, 2005

I just recieved a memorial card from your sister, who came into work on a day she didnt even have to. Its a nice card that tells a little about you and where your name is on the wall in Washington DC. Its a honor to get it, and a honor to know your sister. You will never be forgotten. Suffolk County New York and a greatful nation will be forever in your debt.

Cpl Gary Mintz, Director Traffic Enf.
Henderson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

May 23, 2005

My Dear Brother:

So many years have past since that fateful night you were taken from us so very abruptly, but even after thirty-three years, whenever I see your name in print it still brings a tear.

I just recently learned of this memorial to all fallen officers while volunteering at the Henderson County Sheriff's Office. Hence the delay in my adding a reflection to your name.

You came into this world as the long-awaited son of two wonderful parents, Anna and George, (Mom will be 96 this August) and the baby brother of two older sisters, Marie and Janet, who loved you and doted on you. However, all of the attention never spoiled you, as you were special even then.

You can be so proud of your three children, Dianne, Brian, and Daniel, who lost you before they ever really knew you. They are fine young people and a credit to your name.

You are dearly loved, sorely missed, and well remembered by all your family and also, to this very day, by your partner, Officer Staub, who was with you when you left this world.

I am so very proud that you are my brother.

May Our Lord bless our law enforcement officers, and may He bless the United States of America.

Your loving sister,

Janet G. Chadwick
May 27, 2004

Janet G. Chadwick - Sister
Volunteer Henderson Cty Sheriff's Dept,

May 27, 2004

I never had the honor of meeting you but i do have the honor of working with your sister Janet. She volunteers here at the Sheriff's office and has been a great help to all of us here. Alot of times i would not be able to properly do my job without her kind assistance. She speaks of you and your family with love and kindness. I am sorry you had to suffer the same fate as many of our brothers and sisters in law enforcement continue to suffer but do know that we will continue the fight. God Bless You.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET

CPL GARY MINTZ, DIRECTOR, TRAFFIC SERVIC
HENDERSON CO SHERIFF'S OFFICE

May 18, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

Patrolman Frees, you are remembered on this date of your death. You will always be remembered.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

I was 16, and just got a scanner as a gift from my dad. I never knew you, but I will always remember listening to your partners desperate call for help on that snowy night, as your partner P.O.Straub called a "10-1". I just recently was surfing the Suffolk P.D. home page, and was very surprised not to see your name in a memorial page.I e-mailed them, and I think they will put a section for you and the others of the SCPD who have died in the line of duty.Let it be known, your name is much more than an old Newsday article. Thank you for your bravery. God bless there in heaven, and rest assured there are many more like me who realize just how brave you were, and your spirit lives on in those of us who didnt know you, but know what you sacrificed. My prayers are with your family.Now rest.

Tim Schrang
Paramedic NYFD

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