Marshal George Basore

Marshal George Basore

Franklin Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, October 30, 1906

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George Basore

Marshal George Basore was shot and killed as he attempted to question a man for burglary.

He located the man waiting in the Lebanon & Franklin Traction Company station at 6th and Main Street. He asked the man to step out of the office to question him, but the man opened fire as soon as he stepped onto the platform. The subject fled across the canal but was subdued by several citizens.

The man was convicted of Marshal Basore's death and executed on July 19th, 1907.

Marshal Basore had served with the Franklin Police Department for 1-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1907

burglary, investigation

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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 Marshal George Basore of the Franklin Police Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 30, 2023

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