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Officer Leon George | Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina

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Leon George

Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 29, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/29/1924

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Executed

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Officer George and Deputy Marshal Samuel Lilly, of the United States Marshals Service, were shot and killed after being ambushed at about 1900 hours at approximately 15 miles from Wilmington. The two were returning for a liquor still raid when they were attacked as the crossed a creek. Both officers and Officer George's dog were shot at close range and killed. Four suspects were apprehended. Two of them were father and son and executed for the murders on the same day.
Officer George had been with the agency for 25 years and was survived by his mother, brother and two sisters.

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Deputy Marshal Samuel Lilly
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 29, 1924
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th 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 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 Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
July 29, 2010

 

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