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 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 agency for 26 years. He was survived by his wife, seven children, and by 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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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 18, 2020

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