Officer George Vierra

Officer George Vierra

Hayward Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, September 17, 1929

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George Vierra

Officer George Vierra was shot while attempting to persuade a man who had shot his wife to surrender to police. The man, barricaded in his home, fired one shot from a rifle, hitting Officer Vierra in the chest killing him instantly. He shot and seriously wounded another officer. Officers used tear gas to force the suspect to surrender after a four hour gun battle. His wife and the other officer recovered.

The 55-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder on October 31, 1929, and sentenced to life in San Quentin Prison. He was paroled in April of 1947.

Officer Vierra had served with the agency for two years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 2

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Paroled in 1947

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Rest in peace and always know that no passage of time will ever erase you service and sacrifice.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 17, 2020

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