Policeman George A. Eppley

Policeman George A. Eppley

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, September 19, 1917

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George A. Eppley

Policeman George Eppley was shot and killed during an assassination attempt of a political candidate for the city council. Policeman Eppley was guarding the candidate at the time when they were attacked in front of the McCall Public School.

On December 20, 1917, the suspect, 22, was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was paroled in 1933. An accomplice convicted of accessory to murder was sentenced to 12 years,

Policeman Eppley had served with the agency for seven years.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 2950

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1933

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Officer Eppley, on this actual 103rd anniversary of your untimely and heroic departure I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that you and your sacrifice will always be remembered.

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

September 19, 2020

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