Motorcycle Policeman George LePoris

Motorcycle Policeman George LePoris

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, November 12, 1917

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 (Accidental)

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One hundred years ago today, your life was taken from you. It matters little whether it was accidental, or at the hands of a homicidal felon, the sacrifice was the same. Thank you, Policeman George LePoris, for your sacrifice this date, November 12, 1917.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

November 12, 2017

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