Patrolman George Hoyle

Patrolman George Hoyle

Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, September 21, 1890

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George Hoyle

Patrolman Hoyle was shot and killed while arresting a drunk man. The suspect broke free, produced a pistol, and shot Patrolman Hoyle.

The 21-year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Patrolman Hoyle was survived by his wife.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 13 years

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 21, 2020

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