Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Chief of Police George T. Shires | Ronceverte Police Department, West Virginia Ronceverte Police Department, West Virginia

Chief of Police

George T. Shires

Ronceverte Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, April 3, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Executed in 1915

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Chief Shires was shot and killed after arresting a bootlegger. The suspect had given up without resistance but suddenly produced a revolver from his overalls and shot Chief Shires. He then shot the chief two more times in the back after he had fallen to the ground.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of Chief Shires' murder, and executed on July 2, 1915.

Chief Shires had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 6 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Rest In Peace Chief Shires, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections
September 8, 2013

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths