Policeman George W. Horn

Policeman George W. Horn

Prestonsburg Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, May 4, 1929

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George W. Horn

Policeman George Horn was shot and killed while chasing a subject who had driven his car onto the railroad depot platform and then onto the railroad tracks.

A local judge witnessed the incident and informed the police chief, who arrested one of the vehicle's occupants. The driver fled as Policeman Horn attempted to arrest him. During the ensuing foot pursuit shots were exchanged in which Policeman Horn was fatally shot.

The man was convicted of murder and sentenced to 21 years but was granted a new trial in December 1929. His sentence of 21 years remained.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years

DUI, foot pursuit

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To fully pay tribute to the heroes of today, we first need to remember those who came before them and who died in the line of duty for it is those heroes who were the standard bearers. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 6, 2019

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