December 17, 2006
Fort Worth officer Dwayne Freeto dies in crash
Officer Down: Officer Dwayne Freeto - [Fort Worth, Texas]
Additional Info: Officer Freeto is survived by his wife, Karen, and two daughters, ages 9 and 3.
Cause of Death: Officer Freeto's squad car burst into flames after it was rear-ended.
Date of Incident: December 17, 2006
Father of two's cruiser was rear-ended, ignited during response to call
By Tanya Eiserer, Brandon Formby and Marissa Alanis
The Dallas Morning News
FORT WORTH, Tex.– Fort Worth police officers and city officials gathered Sunday to mourn rookie officer Dwayne Freeto, a 34-year-old father of two young girls who was killed earlier in a fiery car accident.
"He loved being a police officer. He loved the Fort Worth Police Department," said Linda Freeto, his mother. "He talked about them being his brothers."
Officer Freeto's squad car burst into flames after it was rear-ended on Interstate 35W.
Full Story: Fort Worth Officer killed in crash