Policeman George Carl "Tom" Emery

Policeman George Carl "Tom" Emery

Eaton Rapids Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, May 31, 1947

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George Carl "Tom" Emery

Policeman Tom Emery suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after engaging in a violent struggle while attempting to arrest three men who were fighting in an alley at about 7:15 pm.

He had placed one of the men in custody, walked out of the alley, and suddenly collapsed. All three men who had been involved in the fight were arrested pending an inquest into Policeman Emery's death.

Policeman Emery had served with the Eaton Rapids Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and four children. He was predeceased by an infant son.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

struggle, fight call

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Officer Emery,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Eaton Rapids. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 31, 2022

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