Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Clifford William George

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 16, 1987

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Reflections for Police Officer Clifford William George

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman George Zientara of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

April 16, 2019

Rest in peace Officer George.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 2, 2019

Officer George,
On today, the 31st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 16, 2018

Officer George,
On today, the 31st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 16, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman George Zientara of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 55 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 16, 2018

I just wanted to let Mrs George,Jennifer, Paige & Jeff know that every time I hear of a tragic loss of a police officer, I am reminded of your dad. I grew up in Pleasant Run Farms and your dad was my soccer coach. I don't know why but the day of your dads last watch is a day that I will never forget. I remember what a fun and strong person he was and how his ultimate sacrifice was just the kind of person he was... A protector. Anyways, I just wanted you and others to know that your dad has made a lifelong impact on me & he will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

June 27, 2015

My friend Cliff. Everyone used to think we were brothers, and many times we played along. I remember those days we worked together in D-4. May you rest in peace my brother; know that you are remembered and thought about over all these years.

B. George
CPD 1974 - 1984

June 20, 2015

I was just 16 when Officer George was killed and now I'm 44, but I have never forgotten him. I can still remember sitting at the kitchen table, picking up the Cincinnati Enquirer, reading about the incident and bursting into tears. I was stunned to see that he had two daughters, Jennifer and Paige, because my name is Jennifer Paige and my father was a Blue Ash police officer. I just want his family to know that even total strangers have never, ever forgotten this brave, wonderful man. May God continue to bless, protect and comfort all who love Officer George.

Jennifer Paige (Stem) Nashif

May 1, 2015

SCHOOL YEAR FRIENDS AND CONSTANT COMPANION FOR YEARS IN WALNUT HILLS. LOST CONTACT WITH CLIFF BEFORE HE JOINED THE POLICE FORCE. WAS SHOCKED AT HIS DEATH.
HOPE THE FAMILY REJOICES IN LIFE WELL LIVED.
MANY GREAT TIMES WITH HIS FAST CARS AND JUST HANGING OUT.
GOD BLESS

RICHARD LUNDRIGAN
FRIEND

April 1, 2015

Officer George,
You were one of my instructors in the police academy one month to the day before your end of watch. Now, as I prepare to retire after 27 years, I still remember you taking the time to teach a group of rookies and I thank you for your service.

Lt. Milton E. Proctor
Deer Park Police Dept., Ohio

April 19, 2014

Officer George,
Sir, even though it has been over 26 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cincinnati. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 9, 2013

Today "A" Shift honors you Officer George by dedicating our watch to you 16 years after your sacrifice. Thank you for your service, you will NEVER be forgotten. R.I.P. brother.

Sgt. J.L. Slaughter
Radford Police Department

April 16, 2013

Cliff, You were doing your duty and you made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. You are truly a hero.

Your actions are within the highest standards of the Cincinnati Police Department. Your service, and your sacrifice, shall not go unmarked.

We will always be proud of you. May you rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

January 30, 2012

I an few days, it will be 24 years ago since your death. You are not forgotten. You were awesome to work with, I still tell "good" stories of the times we had at RENU. A great friend and great officer..Thank you for your service!

Anonymous

April 14, 2011

It has been over 23 years and Ofc. George will never be forgotten! God Bless the George family, (JenJen) friends and the CPD.

Ret. PD
City of Miami PD Fla.

September 29, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 16, 2010

Your memory is honored and revered today for time never diminishes respect.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Cliff. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.

To his daughter Jennifer: I am sure that your father is very proud of you for continuing his legacy of serving and protecting.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Cliff gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 16, 1987.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Lasater

March 21, 2009

Rest in peace my brother, you have made the ultimate sacrifice.


Middletown P.D. (Ohio)

April 16, 2008

I was young when Mr. George died but I remember what a great man he was. He was a family man involved in his community. I was on his soccer team for two years in Pleasant Run Farms and I remember how great of a coach he was. Not because we won all the time but because of the man he was. He made the whole experience FUN while we practiced and actually learned the fundamentals of the game from him. Every time I drive past our old practice fields or see lemon-lime Gatorade I remember those days and Mr. George.

I thought it was important to let his family and his collogues know that he and his sacrifice have not been forgotten by the community either. He touched many people’s lives and is remembered by far more than you know.


Julie - Mr George was my soccer coach.

February 14, 2008

"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
Sergeant
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

December 31, 2007

I first came along the story about Officer W. George on CPD'S website. Upon reading it, I had a lump in my throat, god bless the family of Officer George!!!!

Cpl M Hudson
North Hampton P.D.

September 24, 2007

Well Cliff, it has been a long 20 years now since I last saw you, on the scene, that fateful night. I think of you often. My last sight & memory of you was after I had helped place you in the Rescue Unit and it drove off taking you to the hospital.

I understand that your daughter, Jen, has followed in your
footsteps & is now with CPD too. Now that is something to be Proud of, & I know you are! So, Rest in peace my friend!
We will meet again soon, Cliff, and walk a beat, on Heaven's street, together!!

Detective Ron Pruitt, (Ret.)
Cincinnati Police Division

June 18, 2007

Dad it has been over twenty years now since I last heard your voice or felt your arms around me with a big hug letting me know I was safe and loved. I keep that last hug goodbye with me everyday, you were such an amazing father and role model. I hope that you are proud of me as I am so very proud of you. Thank You for watching out over me on duty I know you have kept a watchful eye. I miss you more that words can say....Love your daughter (JenJen)

Police Officer Jennifer George Scully
CPD and daughter of Clifford George

May 15, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS.....

OFFICER JIM GILBERT
COLUMBUS PD

December 24, 2005

I know your daughter who has followed in your footsteps, First in my Department now she is in yours. Look over her and protect her through her tour of duty. and may you all ways protect the inocent through her. Rest in Peace

Deputy Frank Klar
Hamilton County Sheriff

September 4, 2004

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