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Police Officer George Fish | Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer

George Fish

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 22, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 227

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 8/21/1970

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Police Officer George Fish died from complications of a gunshot wound sustained when he was accidentally struck by a round fired by another officer during a shootout with a suspect at 1900 W. St. Paul Avenue.

He and several officers had responded to a robbery-in-progress at a local bar on August 21st, 1970, and were shot at as they arrived on scene. As the officers returned fire, one of the rounds that struck the suspect travelled through the man's body and struck Officer Fish in the chest.

Officer Fish was transported to a local hospital where he died on September 22nd, 1970.

Officer Fish had served with the Milwaukee Police Department for eight years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 23, 2012

 

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