Police Officer Clifford William George

Police Officer Clifford William George

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 16, 1987

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Clifford William George

Police Officer Clifford George was shot and killed with his own weapon after responding to a domestic disturbance call between a brother and sister at 2249 Vine Street.

Officer George had been to the home earlier in the day, but the male subject had taken cocaine since the previous call. Unbeknownst to Officer George, the subject was also on parole in Missouri and was prohibited from leaving that state.

The subject agreed to go with Officer George to the local bus station where he was to buy a ticket to Dallas, Texas. As they approached Officer George's patrol car the man changed his mind and instead attacked Officer George. Officer George was able to call for emergency assistance, however, the man disarmed him and shot him several times before responding officers arrived. The man then fled into nearby woods.

Two canine units arrived at the scene and began to track the subject into the woods. K9 Bandit located the man and attempted an apprehension when the man pointed Officer George's weapon at them. The man opened fire, killing K9 Bandit, before being shot and killed by the handlers.

Officer George was a U.S. ARmy veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge P339

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

domestic

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman George Zientara of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

April 16, 2019

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