Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Officer William H. Freytag

Rochester Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, March 13, 1961

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Reflections for Reserve Officer William H. Freytag

Officer Freytag,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rochester. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 13, 2021

Remembered today and always.

Anonymous

March 13, 2017

Officer Freytag,
On today, the 52nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rochester. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. I can't help but agree with some of the previous reflections left for Officer Freytag about the $50.00 fine being the only punishment for the driver.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 13, 2013

As the grandson of Officer Freytag he was killed long before I was born. He and I do share a name so I assure you his sacrifice is not forgotten. His wife passed earlier this year, she was in her early 90's. Raising 5 children by herself was a burden at times, but she never stopped being his wife and continued to speak of him right up to the end. They are together again now in a better place.

William R. Freytag
Grandson

August 30, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 13, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 13, 2010

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

April 8, 2008

The $50. fine is unbelievable, even in 1961. That is a slap in the face to Officer Freytag, his family, department, and the citizens of Minnesota! Sir, thank you for your sacrifice and dedication.

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

December 8, 2007

Officer Freytag:

Continue to rest in peace-you are not forgotten and I want to thank you for your service.


Retired Rochester PD

April 24, 2007

Being a Reserve Deputy myself, reading of your death, and the insanely small punishment to the suspect of a $50 fine only hardens my resolve to be there for the Citizens of the Communities I volunteer for, and to carry on giving without charge to do my part for the people of Minnesota, just as you did. Continue to rest in Peace. God bless your family who obviously allows you to live on.

Sgt. Michael Kunze
MN Dept. of Corrections

November 23, 2006

As the daughter of Officer Freytag I want to thank those who have reflected on his life. He is missed very much. To all law enforcement officers out there, please return safely to your families and give your children an extra hug in memory of those my father couldn't give his children.

July 18, 2006

brother there is something wrong when a society can place a price tag on a police officers life KNOW this you mean far more then that may your family have peace

SD AMIOTT PATROL OFFICER

January 9, 2006

THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE.A $50.00 FINE FOR KILLING A POLICE OFFICER?
REST IN PEACE OFFICER FREYTAG.YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN .

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