Police Officer George Albert Stegner

Police Officer George Albert Stegner

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, October 12, 1922

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George Albert Stegner

Police Officer George Stegner was shot and killed after responding to backup another officer at a disturbance at 146 State Street at about 10:25 pm.

One of the suspects withdrew into a dark corner and opened fire, striking Officer Stegner and another officer. Officer Stegner was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his wound in surgery early the next morning.

The suspect fled but was later arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Stegner had served with the St. Paul Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and 6-year-old daughter.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 197

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 11, 1922
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Officer Stegner,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Paul. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 12, 2022

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