Officer Kelley was appointed a Supernumerary Stamford Police Officer
on December 26, 1923 and he was appointed a regular Stamford Police
Officer on January 15, 1931. On July 1, 1937 he became a member
of the Motorcycle Motor Patrol Squad.
On Friday, July
8, 1938, at 5:30am, he was on duty riding his motorcycle on Jefferson
Street when his bike skidded throwing him against the front bumper
of a light delivery truck. He died instantly of multiple injuries.
celebrated his 39th birthday the night before his death. Officer
Kelley served more than 6 years as a regular Stamford Police Officer
and more than 13 years including his service as a Supernumerary
Police Officer. He was survived by his wife, Katherine Kelley, his
son, George Kelley, his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kelley,
three sisters and five brothers.
Officer George D. Kelley
July 8, 1938