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Correction Officer George Motchan | New York City Department of Correction, New York New York City Department of Correction, New York

Correction Officer

George Motchan

New York City Department of Correction, New York

End of Watch: Monday, September 15, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/9/1975

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Correction Officer Motchan was shot by an escaping inmate whom Officer Motchan and another officer had escorted to the hospital's dental clinic. The inmate had arranged for a girlfriend to hide a gun in a bathroom stall.

The suspect was eventually captured, tried, convicted and sentenced to the electric chair. His sentence was overturned by the New York Supreme Court and the suspect was then sentenced to life in prison. The suspect is to have a parole hearing on July 28, 2008.

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Wow! That is beautiful! I am George Motchan's granddaughter. 37 years old. Never had the opportunity to meet him but my grandmother and mother keep his memory alive for me. Regardless of never meeting him, I know him! Thank you for your beautiful message! I'll let my mom and grandmother know! It's very much appreciated! Hope you are enjoying retired life!!! Have a wonderful Christmas season!!!

Grand daughter
December 3, 2014


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