Correction Officer George Motchan

Correction Officer George Motchan

New York City Department of Correction, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 15, 1975

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George Motchan

Correction Officer Motchan was shot by an escaping inmate whom Officer Motchan and another officer had escorted to the hospital's dental clinic. The inmate had arranged for a girlfriend to hide a gun in a bathroom stall.

The suspect was eventually captured, tried, convicted and sentenced to the electric chair. His sentence was overturned by the New York Supreme Court and the suspect was then sentenced to life in prison. The suspect died in prison July 15, 2018.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 9, 1975
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Hello Theresa,

Thank You for your kind words. I was just researching about my Grandfather, C.O. George Motchan. I do that from time to time, and recently my children's school has been collecting challenge coins to honor all heroes. We recently received Grandpa George's coin as the GMDCC building was closing. I was searching for information to provide to their school along with the coin. This is such a beautiful message that I received from you this morning. I am thinking of my Grandmother today as I prepare for my daughter's communion this weekend. she unfortunately passed away two years ago the day after my son's communion. So as I sit here and think of the many blessings in my life, I am reminded of the sadness my family has suffered but I know that my Grandmother is now at peace with the love of her life, George. Through the years, I have often your Dad's name, C.O. Joseph Connors (But I see there is no "s" on the end as in your name). It is a privledge to have received your message today and a little "wink from God". Thanks for your kindness and your Dad is always in my prayers as well.

kelly mcglyn [email protected]

May 3, 2019

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