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Chief of Police George M. Dickey | Cynthiana Police Department, Kentucky Cynthiana Police Department, Kentucky

Chief of Police

George M. Dickey

Cynthiana Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, July 29, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 76

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Chief of Police George Dickey was shot and killed while conducting an investigation involving a farmer who was abusing a 15-year-old girl.

As Chief Dickey exited his car after arriving at the man's home he was shot in the back by the subject, who was concealed in his barn. Despite a large crowd that formed at the scene, the suspect was able to flee the area after firing into the crowd wounding nine. He turned himself in after going to his brother's home.

The 70-year-old retired farmer was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Chief Dickey had served with the Cynthiana Police Department for 25 years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 74th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 22, 2013

 

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