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

George,

I have been to sites and thought about writing and was not able to. Not because I couldn't but, I couldn't think of any words that could describe how I felt and still feel about you. I met you my first day in the police academy and we became friends from then on. We went through good and bad times and shared some things I don't think are appropriate for this site, because your Mom may one day read this. Anyway, we are fast approaching a year and I wanted you to know that not a day goes by that I don't think of you or something we did together or were planning to do. My family misses you and also have not forgotten about you. I miss you and feel a loss each and every day of my life. I believe you are up there and know that we have not forgotten about you and with the anniversary of your death nearing, we have a special night in the works, something only we, some of your closest friends can and would do. I know if you were here on earth with us, it would still be happening and you would be right in the mix with us. Until we meet again, remember I miss and love you like a brother.

Anonymous
NOPD

July 4, 2005

Coo Coo Cooo,

When ya comin home my boy? In the past 12 months, there have been entirely too many reminders of the fond memories you and I shared together in this life.

"Oout of sight but not out of mind" is part of my everyday life since you have been gone. Rarely a time in a conversation, when your name comes up, that Nicholas dosen't remind me that I should have returned your call on the night before your death. Cousin, I just thought it was a little too late to call you back, After all I knew you needed that beauty rest, and I would just speak to you the next day. No big deal! I never dreamed that you would be taken from us so quickly. I know you understand, that's the kind of guy you are. I can't remember how many times you would yell and scream at me and say "call me back man!" Now I wish I would have.

Anyhow, how have you been? What's going on up there? How's the weather? You keeping everybody straight?

You know Gerogie, we are fast approaching that dreadful day when you were transcended into a place where we shall all meet again. I can't begin to tell you how sadly you are missed. Man, you have no idea how many lives you touched with that magnetic personality of yours as you traveled through this life. You should be proud.

It is such a joy to have people who knew that you and I were best friends remind me of the type of person you were. It just strenghtens my beliefs in what I saw in you as a friend (family). I don't think I could ever hold anyone as close to me as I did you.

Love, Luck, & Laughter,

Your pal forever,

Johnny

Colonel John N. Fortunato
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

July 1, 2005

Hey Tess--I'm just finding out about this site. I didn't get to see you much after you left the OPCSO, but when Mardi Gras came around I always got to see you. We didn't get to talk long because I was working an escort for a dance team so we had to keep moving. It was a wonderful 2 minutes of you fussing me for not keeping in touch lol. You were a great and funny guy to be around. Remember the water guns LOL. Watch my back bro. Rest in peace Tess ---we all miss ya!!

Res. P/O Brandy Smoak Ronquille
Westwego Police Dept.

June 29, 2005

I miss you Little Brother more than words can say. I miss the laughter and the love, the way you would end each telephone conversation with, "I love you Sister, give the Old Lady a kiss for me." I miss the calls to tell me a "good one", and the countless e-mails that you would send. I miss your smile and your wit. I will miss your birthday card this year telling me and anyone who might read the envelope how old I am.

During NPW, I listened to your name at the roll call and I rubbed my fingers over your name in the wall. I quess it was then that I realized the terrible nightmare that I have relived over the past ten months was not a dream after all, but in fact was reality.

July 14, 2004, will live in my mind for the balance of my days. I want you to know that the void in my life created by your untimely death has surpassed any loss that I have experienced thus far in my lifetime. I never thought that was possible until now. If I could change places with you I would do so gladly. You had so much to give, and so much life ahead of you.

I know that I should not ask questions, and I won't. Not because I shouldn't, but because there is no answer that I could receive that would suffice. Nothing said could make me understand or accept your death, it will always be senseless. Each day I see those that kill, steal, and committ countles crimes against society, yet you were snatched from our mists. It seems so unfair.

Little Brother I want you to know that your friends and family will never let you be forgotten. You are embedded in our minds, our souls, and our hearts. Not a day goes by that you are not thought about. Lynn and I always speak about you, and she constanly has close encounters with you. She is always telling me how you make your presence known to her. She loved you like a brother, I am sure that you knew that.

I know that you are patrolling the heavens. You earned your wings on earth, and I know when you arrived on the other side, a larger set was waiting for you. I pray that you are at peace and happy.

You were always my heart and soul, my sunrise and sunset, and everything in between. You were not just my little brother, you were my child, and my best friend. I was supposed to take care of you and protect you, and the fact that I could not protect you from this tragedy will always haunt me. Through all of my heartache and tears, there is only one thing that does make sense to me and gives me comfort, and that is the fact that you died doing what you truly loved doing, being a COP. Many people live their lifetime working at a job because they have no choice. You chose your profession and served proudly.

Little Brother, I love you and I miss you. Until we meet again give the rest of the family that met you when you crossed over my love, and tell them that they are all missed. Keep the heavens safe and watch over all of us who are here. When the time comes, I expect you to meet me on the other side with open arms, that smile and "good one", until then...

Love,
Your Big Sister
Sue Bee

Captain Susan Tessier Kronberg
Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabiitation Department

May 30, 2005

In our hearts, in our minds,
In our affections – constantly.
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning, we will remember.

Charles Corway

May 24, 2005

GEORGE THIS IS YOUR BOY, DEFILLO. IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO DISCOVER THIS SITE BUT I JUST WANT TO LET YOU AND THE GUY KNOW HOW MUCH I THOUGHT OF YOU IN LIFE AND HOW OFTEN I THINK ABOUT YOU NOW. YOU KNOW MY GRANDFATHER WAS A DEVOUT CHRISTIAN MAN HE HE SPOKE VERY FEW WORDS, BUT THE WORDS HE UTTERED WERE ALWAYS VERY PROFOUND.
ONCE WE WENT FISHING TOGETHER AND THE KNATS WERE EATING ME UP. I SAID WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS? HE SAID WHAT ARE THEY DOING? I SAID THEY'RE BUGGING ME. HE SAID THEY ARE BUGS.
HE TOLD ME SOMTHING ELSE. HE SAID IF YOU LIVE TO BE AN OLD MAN AND YOU MEET THREE PEOPLE WHO YOU CAN TRULY CALL A PURE FRIEND WITHOUT ANY IFS,ANDS,OR BUTS, THEN YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED. GEORGE YOU WERE ONE OF THOSE THREE. MISS YOU EVERY DAY MY BROTHER. TEE....

PO IV TERRELL DEFILLO
NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPARTMENT

April 17, 2005

I still have problems accepting that I won't see george when I pull into the parking lot at the beginning of each shift, buy I'm reminded everday as I pass his "scene" on the way to work that we have all been cheated out of george's influence. I was fortunate enough to have worked with george both in the 8th district and in traffic division and will challenge anyone to find a negative in his performance or personality. We miss you greatly george! Tony Pontiff

Police Officer II A. Pontiff
NOPD

April 13, 2005

I just found out that we lost Tessier. My name is Anthanese Boissiere I had the honor of working with Tessier in the 8th district when I was on the force; I resigned form NOPD in 2001 to pursue my calling in the Ministry. Some of the things I will always remember about Tessier he always had a high level energy, the love for his job, and how he would always make you laugh. I remember the last time I spoke with him before I resigned we were outside of PJ’s Coffee House talking about the future. I mentioned to him about the possibility of leaving and working for Benn Hinn Ministry on the Executive Protection staff. I remember him saying “You should go that’s something you love doing and it will pay more it’s better for you and your family.” I will always remember Tessier, especially the last time we spoke to each other. To Tessier’s family; may the Lord continue to bring us comfort and bless us for our great lost.

Anthanese Boissiere PO I
NOPD

January 13, 2005

Godspeed

anonymous

October 28, 2004

My Prayers go out to you, your family, and co-workers. Officer Tessier, may you rest in peace.

Deputy C. McGovern, Jr.
Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office

October 13, 2004

George, i will never forget all the memories we have shared, you were the coolest person i have ever met. Well, ill alwayz remeber you as adam stanler cuz u sure did look like him. I love u so0o much and i would give anything to be with you right now. luv alwayz your lil cousin, Katie.

October 3, 2004

I met George at the 2004 Law Ride and Poker Run with all of his other buddies. He had a big goofy smile and was a lot of fun to be around. As a fellow motor officer I am deeply saddened at word of his passing. I only wish I could have known him better. To all his friends and family I pass my condolences and best wishes. God Bless.

Motor Officers
It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.
Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.
They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.
Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.
So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.
By
Author Unknown

Cpl. Thomas Pfarr
Frederick Police, Frederick, MD

August 20, 2004

I am so very saddened to hear of the passing of our friend George. The LA gang of officers met the MO gang of officers at Law Ride 2004 in May, and George was really pushing those NO tee shirts! He was a hoot and an instant friend. My condolences go out to those of you who had the pleasure to work closely with him and to his family.

We'll miss you man....


A friend from Law Ride 2004

August 19, 2004

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

911 DISPATCHER
LANCASTER/GARRARD 911

August 16, 2004

Officer Tessier was a credit to the city of New Orleans. He not only protected the citizens of New Orleans but he he always had a smile on his face and was willing to help anyone, making not only a public servant but also an ambassador for the city that will be missed and never forgotten.

August 15, 2004

George was like a brother to me. I've known him for over 12 years, and we became such close friends. It still hurts so much, but I know in my heart that he would always want us to be smile and be happy. George gave of himself like no other. He really hustled to help anyone who needed it.

George: I will never forget the times we had together. You became a very important part of my life, and I wouldn't be what I am today without you. God bless you, for I know I was blessed to know you.

Officer Derek Canatella
New Orleans Police

August 11, 2004

It's taken me a few weeks to think of something to say about Georgie, so I will tell about the last two times I saw him. George, Troy Williams, Chris Goodly, and myself had just worked a detail together at the House of Blues, that was July 4th. We had alot of fun that night. That was the last time we were all together. The last time I saw him was a couple days before his passing, George and little Joe were writing tickets on Franklin Ave. He was standing there in his motorcycle pants and I yelled out of the car how sexy he looked in his tight pants, in typical Georgie fashion he turned around and blew me a kiss. George was a character, and we don't have alot of characters left on this job anymore. What else can I tell you about him, except to say that he was my friend and I will miss him. I love you my brother and one day we will all work a detail together again.

Chris

Sergeant Chris Cambiotti
New Orleans Police Department

August 10, 2004

AS I SIT HERE AND RIGHT THIS I AM TRYING NOT TO GRY, BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT YOU SAID YOU WANTED IF YOU EVER LEFT US, BUT HOLDING BACK THE TEARS IS SO INCREDIBLY HARD. IT IS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS I HAVE EVER HAD TO TRY TO DO. WHEN YOU LEFT I CALLED YOUR CELL ABOUT A HUNDRED TIMES HOPING IT WAS A BIG JOKE YOU PLAYED ON US, YOU DID LOVE TO JOKE. BTW I AM NOT A GROUPIE, LOL. ALL I GOT THO WAS YOUR VOICEMAIL, AT LEAST I COULD HEAR YOUR VOICE. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER MY FAVORITE COUSIN, AKA UNCLE GEORGE, AND IF I EVER HAVE ASON I WILL NAME HIM AFTER YOU B/C I CAN ONLY HOPE A CHILD OF MINE WILL BE AS WONDERFUL AS YOU WERE. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH.
I KNOW YOU HAVE EVERYONE IN HEAVEN BURSTIN AT THE SEEMS WITH LAUGHTER.

KRISHA MCCANN
YOUR FAVORITE CUZ

August 7, 2004

BUFFALO, NEW YORK

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE
OFFICERS WISH TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH
OFFICER TESSIER, HIS FAMILY AND CO-
WORKERS.

GOD BLESS...

PO ERNEST G. PENN
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE

August 1, 2004

My thoughts and prayers to Officer George Tessier, his family and to the New Orleans Police Department.

You will never be forgotten!!

Sergeant Damon Cole
Double Oak Police Department, Texas

August 1, 2004

TO:The family;loved ones;friends and department members: A POLICE OFFICER'S PRAYER:--- O, gentle Lord! Keep the day/night watch with me.As I begin my tour of duty,I ask your protection from all mental ,physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work,endeavoring to keep peace among your people..Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be corageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety.Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think that no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers,and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord, I ask that I may return safely ,after my tour of duty,to my loved ones and those who love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer;and after my tour of duty is over here on earth,may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well.AMEN.***REST IN PEACE***Sent to you by the father of Master Officer J.D.Koeppen,Capital City Raleigh NC:Trooper D.C.Koeppen,NJ State Police and Cadet Officer A.M.Koeppen,Wilmington NC.

Chief (retired) Douglas A.Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

July 30, 2004

We are truly saddened at George's loss.
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We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
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Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!


Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

July 27, 2004

The members of the Royal Palm Beach Police Department wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Officer George Tessier. He has fought the good fight and has now gone to his reward. Many of our brothers and sisters are gone, but none are ever forgotten.

Sergeant T. E. Murphy
Royal Palm Beach, Fl. P. D.

July 24, 2004

George would would always say "What we do in life, echoes in eternity.".........NEED I SAY MORE!!

Your Best Friend

Netto

Netto
La Capital Police

July 24, 2004

To Officer Tessier, Family and Friends, My prayers and thoughts are with you. May you love one rest in peace and may god give you the strength to faces the difficult days ahead. God Bless.
Donna Jones
Mother of Officer Ron Jones
EOW 12/26/01

July 23, 2004

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