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George Dewey Chinn
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1897
Stafford County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1921
District Of Columbia, USA

Officer George D. Chinn was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC. He was assiged to the 3rd precinct.

Date of Death: October 20, 1921
Rank: Officer
Years of Service: One, appointed May 26, 1920
Marital Status: Single
Location of Death: 1148 Lingers Court, NW

Circumstance: On Sunday, October 17, 1921, Officers Chinn and Millard Collins, of the Third Precinct went to 1148 Lingers Court, NW, for the sounds of gunfire. Upon arriving, officers found numerous individuals fighting over a craps game. As the officers approached, they were met with gunfire. Officer Chinn was shot in the side and disabled. Officer Collins continued up into the house and returned fire expending all his rounds. Officer Collins then returned to Officer Chinn and retrieved his gun and again entered the house and returned fire. The suspect, George Scott, aka "Dad" age 19 years was later caught at 2115 D Street NW, and confessed to the shooting. Officer Chinn died later at Emergency Hospital in spite of the efforts of doctors who transfused a unit of blood donated by Inspector Charles Evans. Officer Chinn's father, Stapelton H. Chinn, and sister, Inez Chinn Kishpaugh, were with him at the time of his death, having come from their home in Stafford County Virginia where Officer Chinn was born.

George Scott, #100011863, 19 years old, pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder and was sentenced to a life term by Chief Justice Walter I. McCoy. See memorial number 7254698.

In addition to his father and sister, Officer Chinn was survived by his mother, Susan A. Chinn.

Many thanks to Debbi Shelton for her assistance with this memorial and photos.
Family links: 
  Stapleton H. Chinn (1868 - 1931)
  Susan Atsy Chinn (1861 - 1955)
  Inez Chinn Kishpaugh (1895 - 1985)*
  George Dewey Chinn (1897 - 1921)
*Calculated relationship
White Oak Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
White Oak
Stafford County
Virginia, USA
Created by: John Rentz
Record added: Apr 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13813958
George Dewey Chinn
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George Dewey Chinn
Added by: John Rentz
George Dewey Chinn
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