Police Officer George Shelton Frame

Police Officer George Shelton Frame

Bassett Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, March 18, 1923

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George Shelton Frame

Police Officer George Frame was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspected bootlegger who was drunk and walking along the streets of Bassett.

The suspect had previously threatened to kill Officer Frame if he interfered in his bootlegging operation. When Officer Frame approached the suspect, the man shot him twice, then a third time after the officer had fallen to the ground. The suspect plead guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to only 30 years.

Officer Frame had previously served with the Newport News Police Department. He was survived by his wife, father, and three brothers.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

alcohol violation

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


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March 18, 2023

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