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Sergeant George S. Covert

Tolleson Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, July 30, 1987

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Reflections for Sergeant George S. Covert

Sergeant Covert,

None of our current Officers, including myself, worked for the Tolleson Police Department at the time you paid the ultimate sacrifice. I want you to know, 30 years later, you have not been forgotten.

We are still here fighting the battle on your behalf and your sacrifice was not in vain.

With Pride, we will honor your memory this month and you will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace

Chief Wayne R. Booher
Tolleson Police Department

July 10, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and rememer you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 23, 2013

Hey Buddy. Wow, 25 years ago today we lost you. You'd be 59 and knowing you I'm pretty sure you'd still be out there making the city a safer place. I miss you and have to be honest George that today I cried when I thought of you and what you missed. You are missed my friend. God Bless you my brother in blue!

SPD (Retired)

July 30, 2012

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 11, 2012

I miss you George. I stopped by to let you kniw that I haven't forgotten you my friend. It's been 24 years and even after all that time it hurts to know you were taken at such an early age. I had a good laugh the other day when I recounted the day you led our PT run in the DPS academy and took a left on Encanto and really ticked off the instructors. Even though we had turned right for 8 consecutive weeks you turned us all left. I remember when the instructor asked you what the ... you were doing? You told him that you thought we should try something diffenrent today. I can't remember how many push-ups you did that day but I recall the look on his face and the laughter that came out of it. I miss you George. I respect you sir!

JB (Retired)

July 30, 2011

Hi George - Every time I pass 83rd Ave on the 10 I think of you. I remember that morning even though I was only 6 years old at the time. You were my dad's friend. You taught me to swim underwater in the deep end and even rescued me in Rocky Point when a wave knocked me over. I remember you George. I miss you and wonder what part you would have played in my life if you were still here.


April 21, 2011

Hey there buddy,

I am here to tell you how much you are missed George. It was 23 years ago and I haven't forgotten you and how much you meant to me. I know that you continue to watch over our brothers and sisters in blue out there as they bravely do what we did George. Rest in peace sir.

J.B. (Retired)

July 30, 2010

Hey George, just stopped by to let you know that I am thinking of you buddy. Wow, it's been 22 years now. Please continue to watch over our brothers and sisters who serve bravely as you did. I miss you George.

J.B. (Retired)

July 31, 2009

Hey George, just dropped by to let you know that I was thinking of you today. It's been 22 years and wanted you to know you are not forgotten sir!

J.B. (Retired)

July 31, 2009

Sgt. Covert,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tolleson. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 30, 2008

Wow George 21 years now. I am sad to know you missed so much but take pride in knowing you are a hero and that you continue to watch over our fellow officers out there each day. I miss you my friend and want you to know you are not forgotten partner!!


July 30, 2008

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Covert. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 19, 2008

Merry Christmas my friend. Today I stopped by to once again say thank you to you for being the wonderful man that you were. I was thankful to see another Brother in Blue stopped by to pay respect! Thank you sir for paying tribute to such a great hero. Bless you!

J.B. (Retired)

December 25, 2007

"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
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

November 18, 2007

Can't believe it's been 20 years George. I stopped by to let you know that I haven't forgotten you. I think of you everytime I see a uniform or a patrol unit. I am no longer on the job. Please watch over our brothers in blue George and protect them. Just want to say thank you again for being there for me when I needed you. Take care.


August 2, 2007

George I think of you often brother. I can't believe it's been so long ago. I miss you bro and know that you are missed.

Scottsdale P.D.

September 7, 2006

I miss you brother. I think of you often George.


September 30, 2005

I never took the time to thank you for your help in the academy my friend. I wish I had. I struggled through a few things and you reached out and helped me. You wouldn't let me quit and supported me. Thank you George, thank you!!! God bless you and know you are not forgotten.


August 18, 2005

A.L.E.T.A. class 70. R.I.P brother. you were a good friend!


June 24, 2005

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