Officer Hurts Leg at Work, Dies After Surgery

Chester Police Officer Avery Freeman tore a muscle while he was on duty, and died after surgery from a pulmonary embolism

By Karen Araiza
|  Friday, May 11, 2012  |  Updated 3:11 PM EDT
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Officer Hurts Leg at Work, Dies After Surgery

Chester Police Dept.

April 30, 2012: Chester Police Officer Avery Freeman died from complications following surgery for a leg he hurt on the job.

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Chester Police Officer Avery Freeman tore a muscle while he was on duty, and died after surgery from complications, according to the Chester Police department.

Freeman, 49, hurt tore a quadriceps tendon during a minor altercation while he was on duty on March 31st.

After being bedridden for a month, Freeman had surgery. After his surgery, he suffered a pulmonary embolism, according to a detective with the department.

Freeman, who was with the department for nearly 15 years, will be given a full Honor Guard burial.

Freeman was a decorated officer who had received awards for valor, exceptional service and a lifesaving award.

His viewing will be on Sunday, May 13 at 3 p.m. at St. Luke Community Christian Church at 4th and Central Avenue in Chester. His funeral will be held at the church on Monday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m.

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