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Sergeant George Ross Dingwall | Middletown Police Department, Connecticut Middletown Police Department, Connecticut

Sergeant

George Ross Dingwall

Middletown Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Friday, January 28, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 16

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to 32 years

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Sergeant George Dingwall was killed when his patrol left the roadway during a pursuit and struck a grove of trees on Route 9.

The pursuit started when officers responded to a burglary call as the suspects fled the scene. Sergeant Dingwall and several officers were pursuing the suspects when his vehicle lost traction due to mismatched tires that had been installed on it.

State troopers immediately stopped to offer assistance and he was flown to a local hospital where he later died.

Officers continued pursuing the suspects until the chase was eventually ended on I-95 when state police used stop sticks. Both assailants were taken into custody.

In March 2002, the driver was sentenced to 32 years as a result of several charges relating to the incident.

Sergeant Dingwall had served with the Middletown Police Department for 19 years, and is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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I drive by the sign for Sergeant Dingwall on I-91 at least once a week and was struck by his unusual and very Scottish name. Dingwall is a town in Ross and Cromarty in the north of Scotland. I'm glad I looked him up. He sounds like a good, brave man who died way too young in the line of duty protecting the rest of us. I am from Scotland and was wondering if Sergeant Dingwall had scottish ancestry?

Joe Morledge
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March 17, 2017

 

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