Patrolman George L. McChesney

Patrolman George L. McChesney

Middletown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, July 18, 1928

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George L. McChesney

Patrolman McChesney succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 16 months earlier after responding to reports of a man shooting out street lights. The suspect shot Patrolman McChesney with a gun he had hidden in his coat.

The suspect was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison on July 15, 1927. He could not be charged again when Patrolman McChesney died.

Patrolman McChesney had served with the Middletown Police Department for 26 years. He was survived by his wife, seven children, and his mother, who died 24 hours after his burial.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 20, 1927
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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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 Patrolman George L. McChesney of the Middletown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 85 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 18, 2023

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