Cary D. Freeman

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Date of Birth: 
1887
Date of Death: 
July 22, 1922
Location of Death: 
Norfolk, VA

Circumstances of Death

Prohibition Agents Cary Dorsey Freeman and Howard Fisher were executing a search warrant at the home of James Chambers in Norfolk (Titustown), VA.  While the officers were searching the house, Chambers retrieved a hidden gun and killed both agents.  Chambers fled, but was later hunted down and killed by a Federal posse.

Background

Agent Freeman joined the Prohibition Unit on June 26, 1922, with an annual salary of $1,500.  He had been on the job for only 27 days prior to his death.

Personal

Agent Freeman was born in Dinwiddie County, VA.  He was survived by his wife, Hazel (née Owen).

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