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Police Officer George R. Mead | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

George R. Mead

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 10, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 25131

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Two shot and killed

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Police Officer George Mead was shot and killed when he tried to stop a robbery at a bar on the corner of East 215th Street and Plains Road wile off-duty.

Officer Mead was in a bar on White Planes Road in the Bronx, when three men armed with guns entered the bar and announced a hold-up. Officer Mead identified himself as a police officer, and exchanged shots with all three suspects. Before he was shot, Officer Mead was able to shoot and kill two suspects.

Officer Mead had served with the New York City Police Department for ten years and was assigned to the 42nd Precinct. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Rest Easy & Thank You for your devoted service Uncle George! It's been a very long time since your EOW and I remember that day! Having all of NYPD's Finest as well as other LEO's and of course Mayor John Lindsay to show love and respect for your life and duty! SALUTE!

Corporal A.B. Turner, USMC Veteran
Nephew
July 30, 2016

 

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