Chief of Police George Rae

Chief of Police George Rae

West Newton Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, September 16, 1924

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George Rae

Chief George Rae was shot and killed by a man he admonished along with other people at a street party for disturbing the peace.

The suspect was captured a week later in Welch, West Virginia. He was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair on January 19, 1925.

He had served with the agency for 2 years and was survived by his wife, Margaret, and his daughter, Robina.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1925

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 16, 2012

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