04/17/2008

Slain Ala. officer gets Medal of Honor

By Niki Doyle
The Huntsville Times
Officer Down: Officer Down: Officer William Eric Freeman

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A legislative committee voted unanimously to give slain Huntsville police officer Eric Freeman the state's highest law enforcement award, which will be presented today in a ceremony at the capitol.

The committee recently chose Freeman over six other nominees for the Legislative Medal of Honor, an award given annually since 1994 to officers who perform "outstanding or courageous" work, committee Chairman Rep. Howard Sanderford said.

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