Detective George V. Purcell

Detective George V. Purcell

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, September 23, 1916

George V. Purcell

Detective George Purcell was shot and killed while attempting to arrest question a suspect for carrying a concealed weapon at 755 South Euclid Avenue.

He was shot three times by suspect who was later arrested after a massive manhunt.

Detective Purcell had served with the Dayton Police Department for 13 years.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 40

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective George V. Purcell of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 80 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

September 24, 2018

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