Detective George V. Purcell

Detective George V. Purcell

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, September 23, 1916

Add to My Heroes

George V. Purcell

Detective George Purcell was shot and killed while attempting to arrest question a suspect for carrying a concealed weapon at 755 South Euclid Avenue.

He was shot three times by suspect who was later arrested after a massive manhunt. It was later discovered the wrong man was apprehended. The suspect was identified but never captured.

Detective Purcell had served with the Dayton Police Department for 13 years.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 40

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender At large

Most Recent Reflection

View all 6 Reflections

No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 23, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.