Police Officer George E. Geisler

Photo of Police Officer George E. Geisler
End of Watch: Sun, Oct 31st, 1920
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 5 years
Age: 36


He was survived by his wife.


Officer George Geisler was shot and killed by two brothers who were revenging the arrest of a third brother by Officer Geisler.

He had gone into a local saloon when the two brothers attacked him and pushed him into a back room. After beating him with their guns they shot him four times. The two men were apprehended a short time later. They were both sentenced to life in their first trial, but won a second trial where they plead guilty and sentenced to 15 and ten years.

After his death his wife was appointed as a policewoman.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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