Officer George Elmer Estes

Officer George Elmer Estes

Colton Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, April 13, 1923

George Elmer Estes

Officer Estes was shot and killed while escorting three burglary suspects to the police station. One of the men attacked him and shot him in the head. Two weeks later he was captured in San Diego.

Officer Estes had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Great-Grandpa, I never got the chance to meet you, but thank you for Grandpa and Dad and me. Your bloodline remains strong.

James M. Estes III, Military Police
United States Army, Great-Grandson

November 10, 2012

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