Officer George G. Gresham

Officer George G. Gresham

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 9, 1920

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George G. Gresham

Officer George Gresham was shot and killed by a suspect in a case of revenge. The suspect had been chased out of the neighborhood the previous night after firing shots. As Officer Gresham was on patrol he spotted the man crouching behind a pole.

When he shined his flashlight on the man the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding him. On February 9, 1921, a suspect was apprehended in New Mexico; returned to Fort Worth and charged with murder. Days later charges were dismissed due to insufficient evidence. The case was never solved.

Officer Gresham was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 16

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

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