Chief of Police George Nettleingham

Chief of Police George Nettleingham

Hoisington Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, November 29, 1968

George Nettleingham

Chief Nettleingham suffered a fatal heart attack while directing emergency operations at the scene of a fire at a cafe on Thanksgiving night.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Chief Nettleingham and other heroes of that fateful night at Turner Cafe. We just said good-by to the last of the three of you that ended up in Hoisington Hospital that night. My dad, Pat Parks, died in 1995 and we buried Duane Kraft today at Greenwood cemetary.
Chief, you were a true pioneer in the small agency term of a public safety agency. Back in those days there were no conflicts between Fire and Police. We know more now about the chemicals produced in smoke, even at a distance.

Ret. Chief Kelly Parks
Retired Valley Center P.D.

January 2, 2015

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