Patrolman George L. McChesney

Patrolman George L. McChesney

Middletown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, July 18, 1928

George L. McChesney

Patrolman McChesney succumbed to gunshot wound sustained 16 months earlier after responding to reports of a man shooting out street lights. The suspect shot Patrolman McChesney with a gun he had hidden in his coat.

The suspect was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison on July 15, 1927. He could not be charged again when Patrolman McChesney died.

Patrolman McChesney had served with the agency for 26 years. He was survived by his wife, seven children, and by his mother who died 24 hours after his burial.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 20, 1927
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Great Great Grandpa, Thank you for protecting your family, your neighborhood, and your community. It is tragic that this had to happen, and the family was filled with broken hearts. Your youngest daughter, Mary, remembered you well, and spoke of you kindly and lovingly. I am sure the others did as well, but she was the one I was lucky enough to get to know. I am truly blessed to be a part of your family. Thank you.

I would also like to Thank all of you who have left comments for my 2nd Great Grandfather. He is greatly remembered and honored in our family. We appreciate your support.

Tina Burkart Gibson
Your 2nd Great Granddaughter

August 15, 2012

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