Merchant Policeman
George W. Lee
Alexandria Police Department
Thursday, December 7, 1899

Age: 35
Served: 1 year
Badge #:
Panel 43W, Line 10
Panel L31, Line 3

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, December 7, 1899
12:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
114 West Church Street, Alexandria
Incident County:
Madison
Incident Township:
Monroe
Weapon Used:
Pistol
Suspect Disposition:
Charges dismissed
Burial Place:
IOOF Cemetery, Alexandria

   Merchant Policeman George Lee was shot and killed as he interrupted a thief at the Alexandria Post Office.

   As he walked out of an alley, Merchant Policeman Lee was struck in the abdomen. He was able to return fire before the suspect fled the scene.

   A male suspect, who was wounded in his arm, was arrested in Swayzee two days later. He was charged with first-degree murder, which was later dismissed for lack of evidence.

   Merchant Policeman Lee was survived by his wife and father.


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