Patrolman George Wesley Schane

Patrolman George Wesley Schane

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Monday, May 4, 1942

George Wesley Schane

Patrolman George Schane succumbed from injuries received two days earlier when he was accidentally shot with his own weapon.

He was reaching into the rear of his vehicle when his weapon accidentally discharged. The bullet passed through his body, and then ricochet into the ground in front of the municipal court building.

Patrolman Schane had served with the Des Moines Police Department for one month. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and parents.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge 350

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 2, 1942

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Schane. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 26, 2013

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