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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Thank you for your service. May you rest now.

Krissie Spratlen
Daughter of Fallen Officer
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EOW: 01.07.2021

January 13, 2021

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