Sergeant George Ross Dingwall

Sergeant George Ross Dingwall

Middletown Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, January 28, 2000

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George Ross Dingwall

Sergeant George Dingwall was killed when his patrol left the roadway during a pursuit and struck a grove of trees on Route 9.

The pursuit started when officers responded to a burglary call as the suspects fled the scene. Sergeant Dingwall and several officers were pursuing the suspects when his vehicle lost traction due to mismatched tires that had been installed on it.

State troopers immediately stopped to offer assistance and he was flown to a local hospital where he later died.

Officers continued pursuing the suspects until the chase was eventually ended on I-95 when state police used stop sticks. Both assailants were taken into custody.

In March 2002, the driver was sentenced to 32 years as a result of several charges relating to the incident.

Sergeant Dingwall had served with the Middletown Police Department for 19 years, and is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 16

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 32 years

burglary

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My late father taught seventh grade history, and had the privilege of teaching Sgt. Dingwall’s daughter Alyssa while she was attending H-K middle school. When it came to the Parent-Teacher conferences, my father always had great things to share with Sgt. Dingwall and his wife in regards to their daughter’s grades and wonderful learning attitude. Sgt. Dingwall was more then a parent in my father’s eyes - he was a mentor, a proud dad to his daughter Alyssa, and very easy to talk with. My father always had something great to say about Sgt. Dingwall, and they were good friends. When my father learned of Sgt. Dingwall’s passing, he cried and was in disbelief, my father did not take it well.
Sgt. Dingwall, you are missed! I know my father is with you always. Thank you so much for being a great friend to my father, he truly appreciates your friendship. God bless you, you will be forever remembered! Never to be forgotten and will be honored by me, always.
Mrs. Dingwall, you are always in my thoughts and prayers, as are your children! Please do not ever hesitate to reach out if you and your children ever need anything!

Amelia Rogers

June 9, 2020

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