Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman George L. McChesney

Middletown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, July 18, 1928

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Reflections for Patrolman George L. McChesney

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

Tragic about you and your mother, Patrolman McChesney. Rest in peace as a hero of honor and humility.

Rabbi Lewis S.Davis

August 31, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman George L. McChesney of the Middletown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 78 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 18, 2018

Great Great Grandpa, Thank you for protecting your family, your neighborhood, and your community. It is tragic that this had to happen, and the family was filled with broken hearts. Your youngest daughter, Mary, remembered you well, and spoke of you kindly and lovingly. I am sure the others did as well, but she was the one I was lucky enough to get to know. I am truly blessed to be a part of your family. Thank you.

I would also like to Thank all of you who have left comments for my 2nd Great Grandfather. He is greatly remembered and honored in our family. We appreciate your support.

Tina Burkart Gibson
Your 2nd Great Granddaughter

August 15, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

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

July 18, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.
Continue to watch over us.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

July 18, 2012

Patrolman McChesney,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Middletown. I think it was travesty of justice that your murderer wasn't charged with your murder and only received 10 years.



July 18, 2008

I’m a few weeks shy of graduating the Police Academy. I hope to serve the great City of Middletown like you did so bravely. Rest in peace my brother.

April 15, 2008

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...

SGT. John L. Gulledge Retired
Escambia CO FL SO

October 11, 2007

Brother Officer McChesney, It has been nearly 79 years since you left us. I came by your memorial on this site by accident and felt compelled to leave you a message. God bless you sir. May you rest in peace for all eternity.

Final Inspection

The Policeman stood and faced his God,
which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?

The Policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No Lord I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got just to steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've cried unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had to much,
but if you don't I'll understand.

There was silence all around the Throne
where the saints had often trod.
As the Policeman waited quietly,
for the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, Policeman,
you've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
you've done your time in Hell."

Peacekeeper, Master Security Policeman
SMSgt, USAF (Ret)

July 6, 2007

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