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Town Constable George Probeck | Huntington Town Constable's Office, New York Huntington Town Constable's Office, New York

Town Constable

George Probeck

Huntington Town Constable's Office, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, September 24, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 22 years

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Constable George Probeck was shot and killed when he attempted to stop a robbery at the Huntington Movie Theater.

Constable Probeck was in the theater watching a movie with his wife and daughter, when three men entered and attempted to rob the cashier. Constable Probeck left his seat and approached the cashier's booth in an attempt to arrest the suspects. One suspect opened fire, striking Constable Probeck in the chest. All three suspects then fled the scene. Constable Probeck was taken to a local hospital where he later died of his wound.

One suspect was captured later that day by a Huntington Special Constable, and the other two suspects were captured a week later in Maryland by officers from the Baltimore Police Department. The suspect who fired the shots was convicted of murder and sentenced to 22 years in prison, while the other two suspects were found not guilty and released.

Constable Probeck had served as the Huntington Town Constable for five years, and was survived by his wife and daughter.

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As someone who hails from the area you died defending and now serves with the agency that apprehended two of the three men who murdered you, I offer you my sincerest thanks for your service and for your sacrifice.

Rest In Peace Constable.

Officer Smith
Baltimore City Police Department
April 4, 2014

 

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