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Sheriff George Davenport | Crawford County Sheriff's Department, Ohio Crawford County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Sheriff

George Davenport

Crawford County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, January 24, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/23/1931

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Executed

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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.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 24, 2012

 

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