Sergeant George Dingwall was the first officer to be killed in the line of duty in the history of the Middletown Police Department. He was a charismatic supervisor who represented the true meaning of wearing a badge. Sergeant Dingwall was a family man, a supervisor, and a friend who will always be missed. "Come home with your shields or on them" was Sergeant Dingwall's daily ending to a typical roll call. This quote embodies what every police officer should have on their mind to meet the daily challenges of this profession. Sergeant Dingwall gave the ultimate sacrifice a police officer could make and will always remain an example for police officers to aspire to be. Rest in peace Sergeant Dingwall and may you always watch over us.

End of Watch: Friday, January 28, 2000
Cause: Vehicle Pursuit
Age: 47
Tour of Duty: 19 years
Badge Number: 16

Sergeant Dingwall was killed when his cruiser was forced off the roadway during a pursuit and struck a grove of trees.

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