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Trooper George August Forster

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, May 17, 1941

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Reflections for Trooper George August Forster

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 17, 2015

Crossed the Geo. Forster memorial bridge and googled his name. A great melancholy came over me seeing he died so young and long ago. He was born the same year as my grandfather who was a police officer in when this tragedy took place. What a shame he missed out on so much life in what was the best time in this country to be alive. Hopefully his young wife was able to move on. I can't imagine the pain for her. Thank you Cory Walker for the effort and kind words. It gives me hope in my fellow man.

Floyd Webster
Truck Driver

May 8, 2013

Rest in Peace, Trooper Forster. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 13, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 71rst 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 18, 2012

George, I've researched your life and death over the past 2 years. I've met your surviving brother, Karl, who has told me about your life, which ended all too sudden on that night in May, 1941 on State Road 3. When I began my research, I had just turned 25, which is the same age you were at the time of your death. You were just a kid almost, on your way home to be with your wife when you got off-duty. You never had any kids so a family of your own never did live on.

I've read the newspaper accounts and seen the pictures of your death there near Paris, Indiana about how the trailer took off the top of your car. Your widow had heard of a wreck, but did not know you were involved in it.

You were the 4th ISP trooper to lose your life in the line of duty, but the 1st as a result of a traffic fatality, in which 51% of ISP troopers have lost their life to.

I've worked so hard on getting the research to the Indiana State Senate to name the new bridge over the site where your car came to rest that night and you took your last breath on earth after you. We're 99% of the way there with the road signs in place.

Every day on my way to and from work, I drive the same path as you did and I think back to what you could have been thinking about during those last few minutes of your life as you began to drive down the hill and meet the truck carrying the horse trailer which would eventually result in your demise. If a detour on US 31 was not in place that night, it probably would not have taken that route and you would have lived through that day. Who's to say that you would or would not have been here today?

I hope that you are resting peacefully and that you have got some pleasure out of getting the bridge named in your honor. I think of it as a way for your to finish your trip home that night since you did not quite make it there, hopefully this will help you.

People all too often forget the sacrifices that law enforcement officers make to protect them, but know that you are not forgotten.

Deputy Probation Officer Cory Walker
Jennings County Superior Court Probation Department

July 18, 2006

Our Greatest Fear
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again, I hold back a tear.
They patrol in the state, city, county and town,
in uniforms colored white, green, blue and brown.
The shape of their badges may vary,
but it’s a symbol that they all, proudly carry.
They leave for work with a kiss goodbye,
but some don’t come home, no matter how hard they try.
To uphold the law is the job that they pick,
with such high aspirations, why must some die so quick?
They leave behind loved ones, family and friends,
after their lives have met tragic ends.
Some die in crashes, others hearts not too stout,
too many have been lost when gunshots ring out.
Our Heavenly Father has called them home,
no more these dark streets do they roam.
Through trial and error they have given their best,
please Lord, now grant them eternal rest.
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
" Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again I hold back a tear.

Master Trooper Dave “Stumpy” Miller

Indiana State Police Dist 13

December 19, 2005

thank you for your service.i know its not easy working with the public and it was hard day for you on that day.we miss your smile and the joy you brought to others.

day time school security officer g spoon
fairfax county public schools

August 19, 2005



September 29, 2003

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