Former Falmouth resident Russell Freeman of Warwick, Rhode Island, who had a career in criminal justice, died Monday, December 14. Mr. Freeman, 52, died at Rhode Island Hospital due to complications from COVID-19.
He was the husband of Lisa Freeman, with whom he had shared 24 years.
Raised in Falmouth, after graduating from Falmouth High School with the Class of 1986, Mr. Freeman studied criminal justice at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, and later earned a master’s degree in criminal justice in 2005 from Anna Maria College.
In 1990 he began a 29-year career at the Adult Correctional Institution in Cranston, Rhode Island. There he held positions including correctional officer, Special Investigations Unit investigator and Crisis Intervention Team leader. He became a lieutenant in 2014.
Throughout his career Mr. Freeman spent time on the executive board of the Rhode Island Department of Correctional Officers.
In his community he served on the parent-teacher association and coached youth sports teams.
In addition to his wife, he leaves their three children, Ingrid, Stone and Quinn Freeman; his parents, Jan and Dana Freeman; two brothers, Dana Freeman Jr. and Keith Freeman; and extended family.
Visitation will be Monday beginning at 10 AM with a funeral service at 11 o’clock, at St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane in Warwick. Honors by the Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers will be accorded immediately after the service.