As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
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.