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Trooper John G. George

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Sunday, March 1, 1970

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Reflections for Trooper John G. George

Hi Dad - Merry Christmas in this year of 2023. Mom is with you now. You were and are the BEST Parents we could wish for. We wish you both all the peace and joy of this and every season. We love you - Forever and Always

Babe - 12/26/23

John Robert George

December 26, 2023

My father, retired MajorRobert Charland NYSP Troop D, happened to drive past Trooper George's troop car on his way to the Herkimer substation and stopped to check on the troopers parked there. Dad pulled both men out, called for EMS, and started CPR. Sadly, Trooper George did not survive.

My dad has since passed away, but I recall him telling us that story over the years, and I just discovered his writing about in his diary, which led me to this website.

Michael R Charland
Son of NYSP Major Robert Charland

July 25, 2023

RIP Trooper John G. George, you will never be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

December 14, 2020

Dad - Today I left a reflection for Office Brad Fox of Plymouth Meeting Township who like yourself left us way too early leaving behind a young family. Please take care of Brad and assure him he will always be remembered and honored. Rest in Peace.

John R. George

September 30, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 1, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 1, 2020

Trooper George,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 1, 2020

Dad, I miss you every day as I have since that Sunday morning back in 1970.

I never got a chance to say good bye. We have alot to catch up but undoutedly you have kept a watchful eye on us.

As you know I will be starting a distillery and named it the only name that would be appropriate - "Five Saints Distilling and International Spirits". I had five fathers, yourself and later brothers Bob, Joe, Ray and John Lorenzoni amd open it in your honor. I was blessed and will love you always.

Your loving middle son - Babe

John Robert George
One of three sons

December 16, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for lthose who love and remember you. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotions to you.

Rest In Peace

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

March 1, 2012

I worked with Johnny for several years at SP Herkimer NY. He was a friend, co-worker and a person who loved life. Johnnny treated people with respect, and fairness; he was a person you enjoyed working with, and made your day a little brigher. He is missed and loved by all who knew him.

Trooper Richard Novier Retired
NYSP - friend

July 11, 2010

John and I worked together 1965 through 1967. He was always very professional but openly kind and considerate. He invited me into his home on several occasions and I was very impressed by his wonderful family.

See you later John.

Trooper Dennis Sullivan
NY State Police (ret)

January 5, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Trooper George and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

February 26, 2009

Fair and Young...Just ready to live,
Loving and Caring...Always willing to give,
Toiling daily to achieve only the best,
Watching and Caring for all of the rest - My Dad

This in engraved on my father's headstone and was written by my cousin Marchell. It captures the sentiments of the entire family that remain today and always, and remains a testiment to this wonderful person, my father, my dad. I have great memories and still miss you so....Love Always - Babe 4/4/08

John R. George (#2 of 3 Sons)
Son of a Great Dad

April 4, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your dedication and service


February 22, 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
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 20, 2007


After 34 years you are still remembered thanks to the ODMP. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 10, 2004

Only 4 days old when you left, I leave you a reflection. Thank you for your service and know that you are not forgotten. Rest easy.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

December 21, 2003

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