Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant George W. Bannister

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, March 3, 1966

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Reflections for Lieutenant George W. Bannister

I attended elementary school with your son. I remember your death and the picture that George drew of you afterwards. I think of all this every time I go by the memorial to fallen officers outside Baton Rouge City Hall. Your sacrifice and the loss to your family stays alive.

Bill Cassidy
U.S. Senator

September 28, 2020

Lt. Bannister, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 25, 2019

My mom was a crossing guard back in the 60's. She still talks about how nice Lt Bannister was. She said she almost got ran over by someone running a red light. After that, he would be there everyday . My mom is still alive and may have other stories if you'd like to hear them.

Robert Baumann (retired)

July 22, 2016

Lt Bannister used to bounce me on his knee while I was a child. He used to come to our house all the time because my dad, James Baumann was an officer too. He was very kind and humorous. I was 9 when he passed. I still remember him.

Robert Baumann Col. Retired Interpol

April 13, 2015

I am proud to be your son. Not only are you remembered as an excellent policeman, but a loving father. I honor you today and every day, Daddy.

Dr. George B. Bannister, Sr.
Steel Valley Baptist Association

May 26, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary year of your death. 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your family for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 10, 2012

I wish I could have known you, Grandpa. Your legacy inspires me and your son is such a blessing to all who know him. You would be so proud of him.

Ben Bannister

May 23, 2011

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

You are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

March 3, 2011

Lt Banniser: You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service to law enforcement.

SA Ellen Pierson

February 1, 2011

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

May 21, 2010

RIP You will never be forgotten by the ones who knew and loved you.Your legacy will live on.


October 11, 2008

Lt.Bannister your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 19, 2008



March 3, 2008

I am proud to be able to say that this man was my father... and more... my Dad! He will always be my hero. I look forward to seeing you in Heaven one day, Dad!

Dr. George B. Bannister
Steel Valley Baptist Association

March 29, 2006

LT. Bannister, you are a hero. Rest in peace my brother in blue. Thank you for your service to your fellowman. May God bless your family.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

February 14, 2006

george bannister was my grandfather. i never had the chance to meet him but i am thankful that you have included him in this memorial. my mother and grandmother always have told me what a great man he was and i just wanted to say thank you.

jonell delatte

February 4, 2005

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