Policeman George Thomas Seal

Policeman George Thomas Seal

Charlottesville Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, December 31, 1888

George Thomas Seal

Policeman George Seal was shot and killed in the line of duty.

His murderer was arrested in Richmond, Virginia, following a large manhunt and charged with murder. He was convicted of the murder, but the sentence was overturned by the Virginia Supreme Court. A second conviction was upheld and the murderer was hanged in the courtyard of the city jail on April 21, 1891.

Policeman Seal was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1891

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Officer Seal,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Charlottesville.


United States Border Patrol

December 31, 2018

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