Officer George Werne

Officer George Werne

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, March 9, 1919

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George Werne

Officer Werne was shot and killed at 0910 hours 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 Executedin 1920

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Officer Werne,
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 Akron.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 9, 2019

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