Officer George R. Banfield

Officer George R. Banfield

Conemaugh Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, May 12, 1984

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George R. Banfield

Officer Banfield was killed in an automobile accident while attempting to stop a speeding vehicle. He swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle and struck a tree.

Officer Banfield had served with the agency for 5 years and also served as a part-time officer for the Hooversville Police Department. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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George, all of these years later you are in my daily thoughts. Thank you for being a good friend! To those who didn't know George, he was a gentle giant. He could turn into a protective lion if someone was in danger or needed his help. I once saw 11 guys back down from George when he stood between them and the guy they were assaulting. He was quick to help anyone he could and did it with a smile on his face. There was an old lady who recently lost her husband. George was on the call when her husband died. George drove past her house every night he could and illuminated her house with a spotlight so she wouldn't feel alone. He even did this the night before he was taken from us. George was amazing and will always be remembered fondly.

N/A Paul Kepple

February 21, 2018

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