Sheriff George H. Brock

Sheriff George H. Brock

Loup County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Wednesday, October 16, 1940

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George H. Brock

Sheriff George Brock was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for defying an eviction notice. The sheriff encountered the man, 22, along with his uncle, 49, at a draft registration location and a struggle ensued. Sheriff Brock was shot twice and killed. As both men fled in their car, a Loup County commissioner opened fire wounding both. When they abandoned their car a short distance away, an airplane pilot spotted them and led a posse to their location. The uncle, the killer, was convicted of first degree murder in May of 1941 and sentenced to life. He was transferred to an insane asylum in 1952 and died a year later. His nephew was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 25 years. In 1951 his sentence was reduced to 20 years.

Sheriff Brock is survived by his wife and six children.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in mental hospital

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Sheriff Brock,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice the citizens of Loup County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 16, 2020

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