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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It’s hard to believe this happened to us, our family losing a police officer, a son, a brother, a uncle ,a friend! What could have been ? What you could have said to me, what I would have said to you ? Would you have loved me? Would we have been best friends? Would you have been my favorite uncle ?. Why !!! I guess I’ll only know when it’s my day meeting you in heaven . My life has been great uncle, just wish you would have been able to know that your little sister had a great daughter that wishes she had not lost her uncle to senseless murder but always has you in her heart . Love you Margie

Margaret Gutierrez

May 29, 2021

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