Police Officer George Edward Krueger

Police Officer George Edward Krueger

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, August 20, 1955

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George Edward Krueger

Police Officer George Krueger was shot and killed while he and four other officers responded to a drunken man with a shotgun call who was threatening to kill his wife.

The shooter, an Indiana construction worker had arrived in Detroit the day before and bought a shotgun, vowing to kill his wife. She had arrived nine days earlier and was living with her sister.

Officer Krueger and four other officers responded to a call of a drunk man with a shotgun at an apartment house at 9268 Olivet Street around 12:10 a.m. The other officers all turned left at the top of the stairs, Officer Krueger was the last of the officers and turned right at the top of the stairs. As he went past the door of the apartment, he was shot in the chest. Offer Krueger was taken to the Detroit Receiving hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The other officers backed off and shot tear gas into the apartment and when the shooter thrust his head through an upstairs window, the other officers fired, killing him.

Officer Krueger was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Krueger,

rest in peace my dear brother, thank you so much for your service and for scarfising  your life for the people. I just want to let you know that only your body died but your beautiful soul still living with us after seventy nine years you will never be forgetting, I'm a student police officer and I'm doing my research paper on your beautiful story, first to remember and recognize your remarkable  story and appreciate everything you have done for the  community and to thank your beautiful family and to show them how much we love you. And to learn from the tragedy incident that cost us one of best police officer in the world and what can we learn from it and what would we have done diffetent today in 2019 that would have saved your beautiful soul.

To officer Krueger's family

Detroit police Academy class 2019-H
We love you so much and appreciate everything officer Krueger have done for the community he will always be in our thoughts and prayers and he will never be forgetting. We are so proud of him as much as you do and we will follow his foot steps to service and protect the beautiful community of the city of detroit.

S.P.O. Algahmi
Detroit police Academy

June 9, 2019

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