Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective George V. Purcell

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, September 23, 1916

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Reflections for Detective George V. Purcell

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective George V. Purcell of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 80 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

September 24, 2018

Officer Purcell's aunt was my great-great-great-grandmother. I was stunned yesterday to learn of this loss, even though it was nearly 100 years ago. His death certificate states "internal hemorrhage due to stab of chest and gunshot wound of abdomen - homicide."

Michael Benson
!st cousin 3 times removed

November 13, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 23, 2012

You gave of yourself so others could be safe and secure in our community. Rest in peace.

Ofr. Will S. Wright
Dayton Police

August 27, 2004

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