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

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

It's been a while. I remember your memorial service, you'd a laughed at how intimidated I felt by being around so many police in one room. You always had something good to say and I miss the stories of crazy stuff ya never really hear about. I still have the prayer card from the service in my workspace at the shop. I think about your friendship whenever I pass it.

Tim Eskew

June 22, 2011

Here I am working another Jazz Fest, and I keep thinking all the fun times we had here together. From watching you smoke that huge cigar (what a laugh) and just goofing around. Good times.

How much I still miss you. So many times I'm telling a story about my past and it always seems to come to you. You were a bright light in my life, and great friend, and a true brother to us all. I thank God that you were in my life, no matter what.

Love you and miss you.

Derek Canatella

May 6, 2011

Today was a hard day, Wendy, Kali, Alissa, Brad and myself came to see you, and I tell you, the feeling all came back to me. Then and even now that I write this, and to tell you the truth I could hear you talking to me again. Someone comes because I see new flowers and I see they finally put your name on the face of the tomb. I felt you looking over us, it was a GREAT feeling. Still wishing you were here...... I do miss you my friend.


My Best Friend

February 5, 2011

SPQR.... Strength and Honor brother. Rest friend you popped in my mind today.

Juan Navarro

January 21, 2011

Another day gone by and another day wishing you were here.


September 15, 2010

As I sit here and type, I think back to THAT DAY and the pain slowly creeps in. Then I feel the pain of losing someone that was not just close to me but to my wife and kids who also love and miss you dearly.

Guess I am one of the few that drives pass that spot every morning, so every morning I get the honor of saying “Wish you were here.” Well another year without you but you are in my thoughts every minute of the day.
It’s kind of sad, in death you see your true friends come together.

It’s been said, you had this circle around you and only a few had access to it, only a few that we call friends kept that circle close.

In time we will meet again.


1 of his Best Friends

July 14, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth anniversary 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 14, 2010

Six years ago today myself and another nurse stoped at the scene of this accident. I'm sorry we couldn't save you George. I still think about you & your family. Karla Swims


July 14, 2010

You are not forgotten my Brother. I can not believe it has been six years since your passing. You are missed very much and thought of often. I dedicated our roll call today in your honor. Until we meet again, peace my brother.

Sergeant Scott Monaco
New Orleans Police Department

July 14, 2010

Can't believe it's already been 6 yrs since you were so unexpectedly taken from us Jorge. As the years have passed the pain of losing you has gradually subsided but your memory hasn't. Not a day passes when you are not in my thoughts and Faith and I are constantly reminded of the fun times we had together. You still remain my greatest friend and brother.


July 13, 2010

How I still miss you so much! As we ushered in a new decade, it still seems so empty without you. You still are a part of me that I will never let go no matter what. God bless you!

Derek Canatella

January 14, 2010

As we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, I'm thinking about you brother. Sitting here pondering what tomorrow would bring if you were still with us & I have no doubt you would have little Tess's running around wreaking havoc & tearing the wrapping from their presents and you would be the biggest kid in the room..


December 24, 2009

Hey G,
Just talking with Big Ed about you today. Man we just laughed at some of the memories we had about you. Just thought I'd let you know we still miss you a ton man.
I'll never forget you my brother.


P/O Terell DeFillo

August 20, 2009

It has been said that friends are family we pick. Well George was a part of a lot of families. He was a character alright, however, he was a true friend. I had not known him for very long when he gave me his number and said "if you need anything, just give me a call." Well, when I called him, he usually came through. So imagine the shock, the heartache, the pain of losing someone so close to me. (I called his cell about 1 pm on 7/14/2004, just to hear his voice.) He was our brother, our uncle, our confidant, a true blue friend, the one family member we chose.

I still see signs of George all around us, in photos we have, things he gave us, even the emblem he designed for the baseball team. (I saw that in an advertisement at the recent food show in New Orleans.)

Mere words can not express the way we feel. We miss George very much.


August 3, 2009

I cant believe its been 5 years. I miss you dearly, but I know you are watching over me. Im sure you are harassing Michael Jackson up there in the clouds :)



July 15, 2009

If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane,
We would walk all the way to Heaven, to bring you home again
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say good-bye
You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why
Our hearts ache in sadness, and secret tears will flow
What is meant to lose you, no one will ever know!

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves lives a memory no one can steal"

5 years today, how can it be that long already? The void still exists as greatly today as it did on that fateful day when God took you from us. You still are, and forever will be, missed my brother & I hope you know how thankful I am for all the memories.


Scott Z

July 13, 2009

Well today's July 11, 2009, just wishing you a Happy Birthday. Still miss talking to you and the lunch dates we have.


John Netto
Deputy Sheriff

July 11, 2009

It's almost your birthday again. How I still miss you George. You were a true friend and more importantly, a brother. I still miss the fun we had together. You really touched my life, and it still hurts not having you here with us.

Derek Canatella

June 3, 2009

Brother George,
I think back to my days with the NOPD and see you in the 8th District Station for shift change, or at the house of blues. The city lost a great cop that day and many of us lost a great friend. That phone call still hunts me to this day. I guess its true only the good do die young.... Thanks for everything, miss u brother. john nelson LSP-F


May 31, 2009

SPQR, Miss you Tessier.

Dep. Juan Carlos Navarro
St. John Parish Sheriff's Office

March 24, 2009

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