Investigator TJ Freeman was killed when his patrol vehicle was rammed by a suspect vehicle during a pursuit at approximately 3:00 am.
Another deputy had initiated the pursuit after encountering the suspicious vehicle that contained a wanted subject. The pursuit traveled down Columbus Road where the fleeing vehicle drove into Investigator Freeman’s vehicle at the intersection with Buena Vista Drive.
Investigator Freeman was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His canine partner was in the vehicle at the time but was not injured.
The wanted subject was taken into custody with minor injuries from the collision.
Investigator Freeman had served with the Macon Police Department and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office for a total of seven years and was assigned to the Narcotics Division. He is survived by his wife and two children.