|Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint of|
the Police, pray for Avery
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Avery Freeman - Law Enforcement - Pennsylvania
Patrolman Avery Freeman, age 49, died on April 30, 2012, in Pennsylvania.
Avery was a member of the Chester Police Department. He had 17 years of service.
On March 31, 2012, he and another officer had arrested a female subject at the scene of a domestic disturbance. As Patrolman Freeman walked back to his patrol car he slipped on wet, moss-covered bricks and fell, injuring both knees. The injuries were severe enough that surgery was required. As he recovered from the surgery at the Taylor Rehabilitation Center he suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism.
Avery was a 1980 graduate of Chester High School. He went on to Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he achieved an associate degree in business in 1982 and a Bachelor of Science in management in 1984. After graduation, he worked as an environmental supervisor at hospitals in Virginia, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, New York and Bryn Mawr.
Avery graduated in 1995 from the Philadelphia Police Academy. Over the years, Avery Freeman was recognized for his services with the Chester Police Department. In March 2004, he received an award for life saving and in November 2006, one for valor.
Comrades stated that Avery made friends with anybody. That he was fun and was a good person.
Family members said that he was a huge inspiration and supportive.
Avery is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother, Delia Freeman-Bowling; his siblings and his children - Keenon, Miles, Ryan and Ania.
Pray for those who die doing their jobs. God give them peace.
Let us pray that Avery Freeman is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.