Chief of Police
George William Bush
Mitchell Police Department
Monday, October 14, 1935

Age: 36
Served: 2 years
Badge #:
Panel 25E, Line 27 (2011)
Panel L32, Line 13 (2011)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, October 14, 1935
01:00 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 37 north of Orleans
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Incident Township:
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Burial Place:
Mitchell City Cemetery, Mitchell

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   Chief of Police George Bush was killed in a single-vehicle accident while returning from an investigation near Orleans in Orange County.

   He was traveling northbound on State Road 37, just south of the Lawrence–Orange county line, when his vehicle left the roadway and sheared off a telephone pole.

   A passing motorist was able to summon local citizens to assist in extricating Chief Bush who was pinned beneath the vehicle.

   Despite their efforts, which took over 45 minutes, Chief Bush died of a fractured skull and a broken neck. It was believed a punctured right rear tire on his vehicle was the cause of the accident.

   Chief of Police Bush was survived by his wife, son, three daughters and father.

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