Motorcycle Policeman George LePoris

Motorcycle Policeman George LePoris

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, November 12, 1917

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George LePoris

Policeman George LePoris was accidentally shot and killed by another officer who mistook him for a suspect while searching for the suspect who had just murdered Detective Albert Wegener.

Detective Wegener was shot and killed when he responded to a pawn shop after a suspicious man attempted to pawn a watch. When Detective Wegener arrived the suspect recognized him and immediately opened fire, killing him. Detective Wegener succumbed to his injuries before being able to identify the suspect to other officers.

Policeman LePoris had served with the agency for two and a half years. He is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Motorcycle Policeman George LePoris of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 54 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

November 12, 2021

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