Police Officer George Ross Dingwall

Police Officer George Ross Dingwall

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, January 27, 1919

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George Ross Dingwall

Policeman George Dingwall and Policeman John Knox were shot and killed in a shootout with a maniac who had shot up the Philadelphia Rapid Transit power shops at 13th and Mt. Vernon streets, then emptied two pistols at his pursuers before being clubbed unconscious by a motorcycle policeman.

The suspect, age 30, shot and killed another man, wounded five more, two seriously, who pursued him. He was adjudged insane and sent to the Fairview Hospital for the criminally insane where he died on September 10, 1965.

Policeman Dingwall was a nine-year veteran.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 318

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in mental hospital

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On this actual anniversary of your heroic death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren no matter how much time has gone by. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

January 27, 2021

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