Deputy Devin Freeman (12/10/13)

Devin Freeman, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy who had been battling cancer for more than six years, passed away on November 28. He was 38 years old.

Mr. Freeman joined the Sheriff’s Department on June 12, 1998 and was assigned to the Santa Clarita Station when he passed away. He was well-liked and respected.

The community rallied to support the family of Freeman, who worked as a school resource officer for Sierra Vista Junior High and Canyon High School.

In the end, he was next to those he loved, according to a statement from his wife, Meghan Freeman.

“He passed in his favorite chair, surrounded in his girls’ blankets, pillows and pictures they have drawn him over the past few months — his mom on one side and I on the other,” the statement read. “He was surrounded by love and his last words to me were, ‘I love you, too.’”

Freeman is survived by his mother, his wife and three young girls, as well as other family.

A memorial service will take place at the Canyon High School, on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

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