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Police Officer George August Tessier, III | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Police Officer

George August Tessier, III

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 1190

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Officer George Tessier was struck and killed by the driver of a tractor-trailer truck while standing on the side of westbound I-10.

Officer Tessier and a second officer were preparing to escort a tractor-trailer on I-10. The tractor-trailer was parked on the shoulder of the interstate, behind two marked patrol cars.

A second truck was traveling westbound when it veered off the interstate and struck the side of the parked tractor-trailer, and then struck Officer Tessier, who was standing near the front of the truck and his patrol car.

Officer Tessier was taken to the Medical Center of Louisiana, where he later died from injuries sustained in the collision.

The officer had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his mother and sister.

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RIP MY FAVORITE TOGA ROMAN GLADIATOR. I MISS YOU AND THINK OF YOU OFTEN MY FRIEND. I HOPE TO AT SOME POINT, RUN INTO YOU ON OTHER SIDE GEORGE.

ALSO...IF YOU SHOULD RUN INTO MY SON, BENJAMIN, PLEASE GIVE HIM A BIG HUG AND TELL HIM HIS FATHER LOVES HIM AND MISSES HIM VERY MUCH.

Ret. Police Detective, David Holtsclaw
New Orleans Police Deparment
March 12, 2016

 

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