Officer Dwayne Freeto
Fort Worth Texas Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, December 17, 2006
Tour of Duty: 9 months
Badge Number: 3573
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: Sunday, December 17, 2006
Weapon Used: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect Info: Charged with manslaughter
Officer Dwayne Freeto was killed when his patrol car was struck from behind while
he was assisting a motorist with a flat tire on I-35 at 3:50 am.
The patrol car burst into flames upon impact, trapping him inside. An off duty detective who witnessed the crash suffered second and third degree burns while attempting to free Officer Freeto from the wreckage.
The driver of the car that caused the crash, who had a BAC twice the legal limit, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition with severe burns. He was later charged with intoxicated manslaughter.
Officer Freeto was a US Army veteran. He had served with the Fort Worth Police
Department for only 9 months and was assigned to the South Division Neighborhood Policing District #8.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
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