Patrolman George Alden Wright

Patrolman George Alden Wright

Mount Pleasant Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Thursday, December 3, 1931

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George Alden Wright

Patrolman Wright was killed when he was intentionally crushed between a vehicle and a tree. Patrolman Wright had followed a suspect wanted for writing bad checks to Fairfield. When he attempted to apprehend the suspect the man fled in an automobile and Patrolman Wright jumped on the running board. The man then intentionally rammed him into a tree, causing fatal injuries. The suspect was apprehended a short time later and charged with murder.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with murde

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Patrolman Wright,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mount Pleasant. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 3, 2021

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