Captain George A. "Dick" Saville

Captain George A. "Dick" Saville

Sioux Falls Police Department, South Dakota

End of Watch Sunday, October 6, 1935

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George A. "Dick" Saville

Captain Dick Saville died of injuries he sustained following a violent struggle with three suspects. He and a plainclothes officer had stopped a drunken driver on Minnesota Avenue, but the three occupants of the vehicle violently resisted arrest by the officers. One of the men was knocked unconscious by the officers and placed in the front seat, while the other two were placed in the rear seat of the police car.

As the officer drove to the station Captain Saville continued to struggle with the two conscious suspects in the back seat. By the time they arrived at the police station, Captain Saville had died from being choked or from the trauma of the long, violent struggle.

Captain Saville was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Capt. Saville,
On today, the 85th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our a Country as well when you served during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 6, 2020

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