Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman George Cabel Penn

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, August 22, 1937

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Reflections for Patrolman George Cabel Penn

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 22, 2020

Patrolman Penn, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 20, 2019

You were the first Patrolman to be murdered in the line of duty. I recall you being spoken of reverently in my basic school class in 85 during patrol history training. I also recall sitting in the lot of the old scales ob US70 in Swannanoa to clock speeders and I often passed the location of your murder in Fairview when I was a District 4 Trooper. RIP Sir. You were the first of 14 troopers to die in Troop G. Thank you for your bravery and service.

Former Trooper John Millan (ex G442)

John Millan
Former Trooper, NCSHP

August 2, 2016

It's been 77 years since your death. Continue to rest in peace, your service has not been forgotten. We continue to remember you as we patrol the roads of this great state. God bless........

Master Trooper J. R. Fleming
NC State Highway Patrol

August 22, 2014

I was eleven years old when Trp. Penn was killed. He and his Mother and Sister lived 2 houses down from mine on Buchanan Ave in Asheville, NC Iadmired him and his uniform and he and his family were the greatest. This was 76 years ago, and it must have been an incentive for me to become a North Carolina Trooper for 33 years, retiring in 1984. He was an example of a great Trooper.

Trp. Al Feldman

July 3, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 25, 2013

Dear George,
It was 75 years ago today you were cruelly taken from our family. I am your second cousin born 11 years after your death but have heard about you my entire life. I remember my mother Valera telling me the story about your picking a fallen bird from the ground and placing it back in the nest when she was a little girl and the contempt in Aunt Johnsie's voice telling me about Payne and Turner. Justice was swift in those days and they were executed 10 months after murdering you. My grandmother, your Aunt Louise says your murder broke my great-grandmother's heart and she died shortly afterwards.Your holster from that day
is in my possession, given to me by Aunt Lessie when I was a small child. We still decorate your grave at Christmastime in the old Cross Hill Cemetery in Carthage where you rest with your mother, aunts & uncles, and great-grandparents. Wish I could have known you. I expect you would have been much like Uncle George Graves. My son knows your story and will pass it along as well. Rest well cousin and all the other law enforcement personnel who gave their lives in the line of duty. Don Bissett

Don Bissett QM2

August 22, 2012

It has been 70 years since you were taken from us. We have not forgotten you and today I have said a prayer for you and your loved ones.


August 22, 2007

Patrolman Penn,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of North Carolina. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



August 22, 2007

Rest easy trooper, you"re sacrifice will always be remembered!!

August 7, 2005

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