City Marshal George W. McCready

City Marshal George W. McCready

Richmond Heights Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, July 3, 1922

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George W. McCready

Marshal George McCready succumbed to wounds sustained the previous day when he was shot while attempting to search a man at the intersection of Del Norte Avenue and Laveta Avenue.

Marshal McCready was setting a trap to arrest a suspect who had been robbing citizens. As he was walking down Del Norte Avenue, he witnessed a suspect hiding behind trees. Marshal McCready approached the suspect and began to search him. The suspect fired four shots and ran away.

The suspect was never apprehended.

Two of the bullets pierced his abdomen and lung. Marshal McCready was transported to St. Johns Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Marshal McCready served with the Richmond Heights Police Department for several years and was reelected in April. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 2, 1922
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

stakeout, suspicious person

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City Marshal McCready,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Richmond Heights.


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July 3, 2022

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