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Chief of Police George Edward Evart Police Department, Michigan

Chief of Police

George Edward "Ted" Seman

Evart Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, June 13, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 1

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Committed

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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."

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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June 15, 2015

 

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