Officer Herman L. George

Officer Herman L. George

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 16, 1967

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Herman L. George

Officer Herman George was shot as he sat in the Hunters Point Project Police Station.

Three assailants opened fire with a .30-caliber rifle as Officer George and two other officers typed reports. Officer George was shot six times, and another officer was wounded. Officer George succumbed to his wounds on December 16th, 1967.

Officer George had been a member of the San Francisco Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, November 13, 1967
  • Weapon Rifle; .30 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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I was born in 1967, the year your father was taken from you.

My brother, DC James Morrison, Metropolitan Police, London was murdered on 13 December 1991 whilst off duty chasing a thief. He was posthumously awarded the Queens Gallantry Medal. His killer has never been trace and like your father's investigation remains ongoing.

I served 30 years as a police officer in the Scottish Highlands, 27 of those after my brother was taken.

The reason for my reflection now is that I noticed your fathers name on a roll of honour in Dirty Harry, a film I've watched many times, portrayed by my brothers favourite actor, but have only found out about your father.

I pray that, after all the years since your loss, justice for your father and closure can be achieved for you and your family as I pray that this can happen for our family.

It doesn't matter where we live, bravery and honour are the same. God bless your father and his service.

Detective Sergeant 870413 Gus Morrison
Police- Northern Constabulary, Scotland

January 7, 2023

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