Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer George August Tessier, III

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, July 14, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer George August Tessier, III

15 years ago today myself and another nurse stopped at the scene, but were unable to save Officer Tessier after he was struck on I-10 in NOLA. It still haunts me, and it is the reason I am so passionate about people complying with the Move Over Law. RIP Officer Tessier.

Karla Swims

July 14, 2019

I served with Tess at Ft. Riley Kansas , US Army correctional officers . 1985 , 1986 - shocked to read what happened to him . Nothing but good memories of the time we served together , my condolences to his family

Sgt. Streeter

January 5, 2019

Heavy heart this week with your birthday and ETOD on my mind. 14 yrs now Jorge and the hurt and memories have not faded.

Sure miss you brother,


Scott Z

July 14, 2018 brother. Today Big Ed and I were talking about you and how funny you were. We both talked about how much we miss you. You were one of a kind .

Tee DeFillo
Retired N.O.P.D.

October 19, 2017

George, you're turning 50 years old this year. How I wish you were still here making us laugh and adding to the great memories everyone has of you. Love you like a brother and always will. You will always be a part of my life.

Retired Officer Derek Canatella

July 10, 2017



Ret. Police Detective, David Holtsclaw
New Orleans Police Deparment

March 12, 2016


You was the best dressed Roman Gladiator at my toga party back in the day. I often think about you and reflect on the years we worked together. You're sadly missed. I sure hope to run into your loving spirited soul on the other side, if admitted into heaven. If you run into my son, Benjamin Charles Holtsclaw, please give him a loving hug and tell him that his father, mother, sister, family and friends all love him and miss him very much and hope to one day be reunited with our son, you and all those peaceful souls who now has eternal life with God.

Ret. Police Detective, David Holtsclaw
New Orleans Police Deparment

March 12, 2016

Rest in peace, my brother. I didn't know you but your particular dimise touched me. I too was hit by an 18 wheeler direction traffic. Now I have a traumatic brain injury.

Someday I hope laws are passed so brave officer's like youself will not die in such a sensless manner.

Bryan Young
Retired Dallas Police

September 13, 2015

Thinking of you and your family today. It's been 11 years since that terrible day, and I still wish there was more we could have done to save you. RIP George.

Karla Swims

July 14, 2015

Here it is, October 2014, STILL not day goes by I think of you, wishing you here, I sure miss our lunches.. One day we shall meet again..

Agent Netto

October 2, 2014

Its been 10 years and it feels like it was just yesterday. I will never forget you.

OFC. Juan Navarro
Tulane University Police

August 12, 2014

It's hard to believe 10 years have passed since a fellow nurse and I stopped to render assistance at the scene of your accident. I still think about that day, and pray that your family has found peace & comfort through their memories. RIP George.

- Karla

Karla Swims (Bumgarner)

July 15, 2014

One of the funniest, best hearted people I've ever met. I cannot even think of him without a smile coming to my face. Me worked for me one Mardi Gras and made an otherwise miserable time pleasant. RIP my brother.

Captain Bruce Little
New Orleans Police Department

July 14, 2014

It's the holidays again; and I miss you more as each year passes. A day does not pass when you are not on my mind. I miss your laughter, your sense of humor, your passion and compassion and your smile. I was not supposed to have buried you baby brother. You will always be in my heart and on my mind.

Sue Bee

Susan Tessier Kronberg

December 8, 2013

It's been nine years now George but not a day has passed that your not missed. Keep watching over all of us until we meet again brother.


Scott Zantjer

July 14, 2013

Today marks another year of missing you on your birthday my brother.


Scott Zantjer

July 12, 2013

Happy Birthday my Brother! Love and miss you everyday.

Officer Joe Maumus III
N.O.P.D./Brother in Arms

July 11, 2012

Reflecting about you on your birthday. You are so sorely missed. The fun times you brought to everyone around you was like no one else. Truly, you were one of a kind. A trusted friend that made a great difference in my life.

Derek Canatella

July 11, 2012

It's been eight years now Jorge and you are still sorely missed. Will be thinking of you on your birthday today.


Scott Z

July 10, 2012

Hey Cuz,
I ran across a picture that Krisha had of you when you first started motorcycle patrol.... you lookin all sexy in those tight pants...LOL. We miss and love you.

Love always,
Cousin Rehannon

Rehannon Militello

November 19, 2011

I only worked with NOPD for about a year after I retired after 29 years as a ICE Agent. I worked with George on Bourbon Street. George was a very professional officer with a great personality. I always thought Georges talents were being wasted and he should have been working at a higher rank. George is one of only a few officers that I had any respect for in the NOPD. Too bad more NOPD officers haven't followed his lead. if they had the NOPD wouldn't be such a mess today Rest in peace George, you were taken away much too young. Phil

Special Agent Phil Nuchereno
Short stint with NOPD after my retirememnt from the Feds

November 13, 2011

Another year is just about fading away, but your sprite just keeps getting stronger and stronger, wishing you were here, I miss our laughs, our talks and our lunch dates.

Life is really, really too short....


October 22, 2011

The City of New Orleans, St. Patty's Day NYC, and Police Week in DC are just not the same without George A. Tessier. The man had a smile that could light up the room and solutions as quick as the problem that would arise.

We all miss you, brother.

Ben Mannes
Fmr. D.C. Metropolitan Police & FPSD New York City

July 15, 2011

"When a man sees his end... he wants to know there was some purpose to his life. How will the world speak my name in years to come? Will I be known as the philosopher?"

"Ultimately, we're all dead men. Sadly, we cannot choose how but, what we can decide is how we meet that end, in order that we are remembered, as men"

It's been 7 years since we lost you brother but let me assure you that yes, you had a purpose here amongst us and you were a great man. Jorge, God placed you in our lives to be so many things to so many people.

Protector of your country and community, beloved son and brother, cousin, comedian, partner and the best friend to more people than you could have ever know.

Your name is still thought of and spoken with the greatest of respect and love and I know there are many of us who will forever bear the hurt brought on by your absence in our lives.

"What we do in life echoes in eternity"


Scott Zantjer

July 14, 2011

It's been 7 years since that day on the I-!0. I still think about you and your family. R.I.P. George.

Karla Swims

July 14, 2011

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