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Police Officer George Scheu | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

George Scheu

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, July 16, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 11089

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Acquitted

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Police Officer George Scheu was shot and killed when he attempted to take action during a robbery on Murray Street, in Flushing, while off duty.

As he attempted to question the suspect, the suspect shot Officer Scheu in the face with a .38 caliber pen gun.

The suspect was eventually apprehended in 1999, but ultimately acquitted of Officer Scheu's murder. He is now serving a 97 year prison sentence for narcotics sales and a separate murder.

Officer Scheu was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves. He had served with the NYPD for 19 years and was assigned to the 115th Precinct. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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George Scheu was a great Patrolman and well liked. He organized a lot of Police charity events , belonged to several organizations and he truly loved being a cop.
He LOVED being a husband, and father of three wonderful children. All have grown and he would be very proud of them today.
George was a lot more than Just a Brother-In-Law to me. Taught me how to drive, how to use a gun, and mostly How to be a good Person.

Charles Eamigh
Brother-in-Law, MTA Long Island Railroad
July 16, 2016


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