Officer George Woessner
End of Watch : June 24, 1919
Minneapolis Police Department
|OFFICER GEORGE A. WOESSNER|
Died June 24, 1919
On Monday night, June 23, Motorcycle Officer Woessner was responding to an accident at 16th Street and Chicago Avenue where a car had driven through a crowd of people waiting to board a streetcar. He was at 22nd Avenue South and Lake Street when he swerved to miss a car driving the wrong way. He hit the curb and was thrown into a tree. He was killed instantly. Police were unable to find the suspect vehicle.
Officer Woessner was 36 years old and had been with the department for 7 years. He was hired August 29, 1912. He was survived by his wife. His funeral was held at Snell's Undertaking at 20th and Bryant Avenues North. He was buried at LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
Sourced from: The book "We Will Remember"
With permission from Lisa Lovering, Author and Board of Director
MN Law Enforcement Memorial Association
|James A Weare||John Francis Young|