Sheriff George Davenport

Sheriff George Davenport

Crawford County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, January 24, 1931

George Davenport

Sheriff George Davenport succumbed to gunshot wounds received the previous day.

He and several other officers went to a home to question three brothers about the theft of 15 chickens. As Sheriff Davenport entered the second-floor bedroom one of the men opened fire with a shotgun, fatally wounding the sheriff. The three brothers were then taken into custody. One of the men was shot and killed by a railroad detective the following day while attempting to escape from the sheriff's home, where the three had been taken for questioning.

The other two brothers were executed in the electric chair at the Ohio State Penitentiary on November 13, 1931.

Sheriff Davenport had been in law enforcement for ten years and was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, January 23, 1931
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sheriff George Davenport of the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 53 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 24, 2018

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