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Chief of Police George Rae | West Newton Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania West Newton Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

George Rae

West Newton Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 16, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Executed in 1925

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Chief George Rae was shot and killed by a man he admonished along with other people at a street party for disturbing the peace.

The suspect was captured a week later in Welch, West Virginia. He was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair on January 19, 1925.

He had served with the agency for 2 years and was survived by his wife, Margaret, and his daughter, Robina.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 16, 2012

 

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