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Police Officer George Fish

8 years
End of Watch: 
Tuesday, September 22, 1970

Incident Details:

Patrolman George Fish died on September 22, 1970, of a massive infection, one month after being wounded in a shootout during a holdup at the Ranch House Tavern at 1900 W. St. Paul Avenue on August 21st.

Patrolman Fish was struck in the chest by a .38 caliber bullet that had passed through the body of one of the suspects. In the heat of battle with the armed suspects, Fish’s partner fired the shot as one of the suspects aimed a shotgun at him.

Patrolman Fish was 29-years-old and had served with the Milwaukee Police Department for eight years.