Chief of Police George Edward "Ted" Seman

Chief of Police George Edward "Ted" Seman

Evart Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, June 13, 1966

George Edward "Ted" Seman

Chief Ted Seman was shot and killed with his own weapon during a struggle with a mentally ill suspect. Chief Seman had responded to a family dispute, and had arrested the male subject.

The suspect attacked Chief Seman in his patrol car, shooting him with his own gun and then stabbing him multiple times. The man was committed for treatment after murdering Chief Seman but was released only five years later.

Chief Seman had served with the agency for less then one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.

In October 2008 a bill was signed into law renaming a stretch of US-10 the "George Edward (Ted) Seman Memorial Highway."


  • Age 36
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed

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Chief Seman, rest in peace and thanks for your honesty and bravery. What a hero! With one arm being able to perform your daily duties of running a police department. That takes much energy and mental aptitude. God bless your family members. Yo u helped people and to think a deaf man took your life, senseless for everybody.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2018

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