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Police Officer George Mann

University of South Florida Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, September 13, 1970

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Reflections for Police Officer George Mann

Rest in peace Officer Mann.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 12, 2019

Officer Mann, you are truly a hero, not just for your sacrifice in the service of the University of South Florida, but for your service to this nation in time of war.

In this day and age, there are those who attack and diminish the work done by University Police Officers, especially when 'off campus'. Officer Mann, you did what was right. We may never know why that operator was acting suspiciously nor what you may have prevented since you didn't have the chance to find out. It's the NOT knowing that can sometimes be the worst. You saw what needed to be done and you did it, regardless of what others may have thought. I admire and respect you and my heart is heavy that you didn't have the chance to retire and then live a nice long happy life after.

God Bless and, on this 45th anniversary of that sacrifice, and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 13, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 12, 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 43rd 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 11, 2013

Continue to rest in peace Officer Mann. HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

September 13, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Mann. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero... Continue to rest in peace Officer Mann, we will never forget the sacrifice you made for us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

September 13, 2011

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Officer
Decatur Police department, Ga.

February 5, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 16, 2007

Officer Mann, I ride my bike through this area all the time. I never knew about your death till I started planning a bike ride to honor officers slain in the Central Fla area. I will always think of you and your family as I ride through this area. God Bless You.

SSA Ellen Pierson
US ICE

November 16, 2007

Patrolman Mann, I just wanted to acknowledge today, the 36th anniversary of your death. God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 13, 2006

Brother Mann,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

January 19, 2006

Brother Mann,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

January 19, 2006

You gave and gave and gave again. You had more than a right to sit back and rest on your laurels, but you continued to dedicate your life to the service of others. A true hero in the first degree. To die in an automobile accident after so much war is beyond tragic. God Bless you for all you did for everyone over the course of your life and may he watch over all those you left behind. They have so much to be proud of.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 30, 2005

Officer Mann,
On today, the 35th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice, not only for your community, but for your service in the U.S. Air Force in WWII, Korea;Vietnam.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

September 13, 2005

05/11/04

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Mann.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 12, 2004


GOD bless the family, friends and the University of South Florida Police Department on the tradgey that occured on 13 September 1970. Thank you Officer Mann for your dedication to the military, and your service to bring justice to those who broke the law.

Recruit Don Reichhardt
60th Basic Police Class
Crater Criminal Justice Academy

Officer Don Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

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