Patrolman George Hofmann

Patrolman George Hofmann

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, October 30, 1919

George Hofmann

Patrolman George Hofmann succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained eight days earlier when he was shot while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect at the intersection of Forward Avenue and Alexis Street.

He was walking his beat when several boys told him of a robbery at 208 Forward Avenue. The suspect fled as he attempted to question him, and then opened fire on Patrolman Hofmann.

Patrolman Hofmann was shot once in the shoulder. He was transported to Homeopathic Hospital where it was discovered that the wound penetrated his lung. He remained in the hospital until succumbing to the wound.

Patrolman Hofmann had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 22, 1919
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Hofmann,
On today, the 97th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh.

R.I.P.
USBP

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United States Border Patrol

October 30, 2016

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