City Marshal George Brenner

City Marshal George Brenner

Wellington Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, July 17, 1883

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George Brenner

City Marshal George Brenner was shot and killed by an 18 year-old youth whom he attempted to stop and question on a local street shortly after midnight. Unbeknownst to Marshal Brenner the suspect, along with another youth, had just burglarized the near-by office of the W. and L.E. Railroad Depot.

The suspect, who was apprehended a short time later, was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on December 20, 1883. He died in prison March 23, 1895.

Marshal Benner was a Civil War veteran.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Died in prison

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of City Marshal George Brenner of the Wellington Police Department, Ohio and the additional 87 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 17, 2022

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