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The Iowa Department of Public Safety Peace Officer Memorial Page Remembers . . .

Des Moines Police Department


Patrolman George Wesley Schane

Patrolman George Schane was accidentally shot on Saturday, May 2, 1942, when he was reaching into the rear of his vehicle and his weapon accidentally discharged. The bullet passed through his body and then richocheted into the ground in front of the municipal court building. Patrolman Schane succumbed to his injuries May 4, 1942.

Patrolman Schane had been with the Des Moines Police Department for one month. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and parents. Patrolman Schane was 28 years old.

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Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 02-05-2010 (JLR)