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 were typing 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, and 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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Hello to all readers.
My name is Cheryl Gibson, oldest child of Herman Lee George.
Siblings: Deryl
(Herman Jr., I've never met. I would love to meet and get to know)

I thank God for my Daddy. We called him by his name Herman. That was at his request.

From as far as I could remember Herman told me that he would never see me graduate from school, meet by boyfriends...

So he started this journey of trying to prepare me for his exit.

Hygiene was important:
Don't eat from people with dirty nails...

Reading was important:
He encouraged me to read "The Bill of Rights" with a $10.00 incentive...

He care about even the material things that I wanted: a bike, a brand new piano, an accourdian, a harmonica...

He taught me how to cook:
He started off with Jiffy Cake mix, he bragged about them to his friends when they came over and gave them a piece. I just knew I could cook.

I was important:
Herman was my HERO!
He took care of a situation at my elementary school, my teacher would discipline us by sticking us with pins. When Herman found out, it never happens again to any kid in my class. HE never said anything about his conversation with the teacher.

Herman actually saved my life from a kidnaper in our neighborhood looking for little black girls. The man got arrested.

This world was important:
Herman spent time traveling with us:
Washington DC
Lousiana to met his family there...

Church was important:
I remember him singing
"Mercy" at churches.

God was very important:
He would sit me on his lap numerous time to sing, "No Coward Soldier"

There are so many memories! From the many treasures my Dad instilled in my ten years with him, the most important was that he loved me and do not be a coward Soldier!

When I think of what I could instill in my children and grandson that would would help to carry them through, I have remembered these things.

Thank you Herman.
I'm very much looking forward to seeing my Dad with JESUS!

I thank God that he had time to talk with JESUS and do what He felt he needed before his exit!

Remember we all will live eternally somewhere, Heaven or Hell. I say to the readers, spend time now with JESUS.

Momma, Mary Ann, I treasure you and thank God at age 82, God has kept us with you!
You have done a great job Momma, thank you! I love you Momma!
You taught me so many things also. Most of all that God is real and that God will keep you, if you want to be kept!

I'm so thankful to declare, I am a kept woman of God!
Beloved of God, the Apple of His Eye!

Cheryl Gibson

April 11, 2018

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