Officer George Werne

Officer George Werne

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, March 9, 1919

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George Werne

Officer George Werne was shot and killed at 9:10 am while searching three suspects for concealed weapons at the Hickory Street Railroad Crossing.

The suspect was executed on March 31, 1920.

Officer Werne was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 45

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1920

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer George Werne of the Akron Police Department, Ohio and the additional 79 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

March 9, 2023

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