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Policeman George Dill | Buffalo Police Department, New York Buffalo Police Department, New York


George Dill

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 10, 1865

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1866

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Policeman George Dill was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to the cries of a woman at her home on Oak Street. The woman had been awakened by a prowler at approximately 2:00 am and screamed the words "watch" and "murder" from her window.

The two officers, who were nearby, heard the screams and ran do the scene. As they approached the house the prowler fired a shot at them, striking Policeman Dill in the head, killing him.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted of Policeman Dill's murder, and sentenced to death. He was executed on January 5, 1866.

Policeman Dill's partner was unable to return fire as Buffalo police officers were not permitted to carry firearms at the time.

Policeman Dill was survived by his wife and six children.

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Officer Dill,
On today, the 151st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Buffalo.


United States Border Patrol
January 10, 2016


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