Deputy Sheriff Michael J. George

Deputy Sheriff Michael J. George

Lorain County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, January 9, 1961

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Michael J. George

Deputy Sheriff Michael George succumbed to injuries received when he was crushed between two vehicles on East Avenue in Elyria.

His cruiser had broken down and was being towed by another cruiser. When they were able to restart the cruiser, Deputy George went between the vehicles to disconnect the chain. Another vehicle struck the cruiser from behind, and he was crushed between the two. Deputy George was transported to Elyria Hospital where here he died from his injuries.

The driver was originally charged with failing to stop within an assured clear distance.

Deputy George had served with the Lorain County Sheriff's Department for six months. He was survived by his wife, son, mother, three brothers, and three sisters.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 4, 1961

disabled motorist

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Michael J. George of the Lorain County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 9, 2024

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