Chief of Police George Edward "Ted" Seman

Chief of Police George Edward "Ted" Seman

Evart Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, June 13, 1966

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George Edward "Ted" Seman

Chief Ted Seman was shot and killed with his own weapon during a struggle with a mentally ill suspect. Chief Seman had responded to a family dispute, and had arrested the male subject.

The suspect attacked Chief Seman in his patrol car, shooting him with his own gun and then stabbing him multiple times. The man was committed for treatment after murdering Chief Seman but was released only five years later.

Chief Seman had served with the agency for less then one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.

In October 2008 a bill was signed into law renaming a stretch of US-10 the "George Edward (Ted) Seman Memorial Highway."


  • Age 36
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed

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54 years and I still miss him. He was a good father and even though I only knew him for five years, he taught me more than you could possibly imagine. I use some of that knowledge every day.
These days, there are organizations and programs that help the families of fallen officers both financially and emotionally. None of them existed in 1966. Post traumatic stress disorder was unheard of. But, I guarantee our whole family lives with it every day.
George Edward (Ted) Seman will never be forgotten, but his family already is

Ted's older son

October 22, 2020

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