Officer George Elmer Estes

Officer George Elmer Estes

Colton Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, April 13, 1923

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George Elmer Estes

Officer George Estes was shot and killed while escorting three burglary suspects to the police station.

One of the men attacked him and shot him in the head. Two weeks later, all three were captured in San Diego. There was never enough evidence presented for a murder charge.

Officer Estes had served with the Colton Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

arrest attempt

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Officer Estes,
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 Colton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 13, 2023

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