Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Paul F. George

East Bay Regional Park District Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, June 4, 1974

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Reflections for Officer Paul F. George

Rest in peace Officer George.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 12, 2019

My dad served with you with the park district police before I was born. He will always remember you and the day you died with Scotty. Prayers for the repose of your soul.

Andrea Kittredge
Daughter of Michael Kittredge, East Bay Regional Park District Police

September 27, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family and friends for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 4, 2018

Paul will always be part of my life.. Haven his duty weapon framed on the wall next to his academy picture..this wonderful man,best friend, and hero .. May he rest in peace.. He treated me like I was his son.. And played with me.. When all the others were talking shop, while mom and dad hosted weekend breakfast for all the officers. My father put a gate in our fence so we cold use his pool next store.. The last time I saw him was hovering over the eagle 1..I will miss him everyday.. We all loved him..thank you Paul for being in my life.. Steve Kibbe jr.

Steve Kibbe jr.
Family friend

July 2, 2017

Officer George, Though 1974 is well behind us now, no doubt those who knew and loved you best feel like it was yesterday. A tragic loss for law enforcement as well.

God Bless you Brother and may your eternal rest be always peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 7, 2016

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

June 4, 2015

To Paul my room mate in the police academy and my partner on many swing shifts, you are always in my memories.
To Scotty, my mentor in so many areas, my first ride in the Bell 47, and my very first lesson. You too are always in my memories.
You are both very good friends that are missed.

Gary L. Martin Ret.
E.B.R.P.D. and Sonoma County Sheriff

January 30, 2015

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 24, 2012

I went to Salesian High School with Paul. He graduated and went into law enforcement and I went into Emergency Medical Care. Paul went into aviation and I was aspiring to, there weren't any medical helicopters at that time in the Bay Area but East Bay Regional Parks was gearing up to provide both Law Enforcement and Rescue capabilities. I was finally able to get into the air in 1985 with CALSTAR and flew until 2003. During my time we often flew over Carquinez Straits and I always thought of Paul. He probably saved my life in 1986 on a night flight from Richmond to Walnut Creek John Muir Medical Center. We were having to fly lower due to fog and as we neared the wires where Paul died, something told me to look up from my patient and remind the pilot of the wires that crossed the Strait from Benicia State Park to the hills east of Crockett. The pilot slowed the aircraft and we were about 100 feet from the wires that had not been visible moments earlier. I will never forget Paul and his partners sacrifice doing the job we all loved, providing service to our fellow human beings. Rest in Peace

Danny Richards RN

January 21, 2011

To Paul,

Since 1974, June 4th has always been a somber day. Whenever you come into my thoughts though, I can smile now, because I remember your friendship, your great sense of humor, including, your practical jokes. But I mostly remember what a good man you were. Your professionalism, dedication and integrity. I loved working with you, you taught me so much. I very much wanted to follow in your footsteps. I was, and am, so proud to call you my friend.

You, and Scotty were taken from your families, and all of us, far, far too soon. But knowing you as I did, I know both of you were doing exactly what you loved to do, and keeping the rest of us safe. God bless you, You will always be in my thoughts, you were the BEST!

Jen Abrahamson
Contra Costa County Fire, Retired. Former Cadet, Reserve PSO, EBRPD PD

June 4, 2010

Rest in Peace, Officer George. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer George.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 17, 2008

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer George, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor

June 4, 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

November 25, 2007

Paul was full of life and energy. He was a great friend and dedicated to serving others. I often visit the peace officer memorial and honor Paul and remember our friendship. A good man lost too early.

Steve Treanor So. Cal Division Chief Ret
Calif Dept of Parks and Recreation

February 6, 2007

never forgetten

wife of a leo

January 31, 2007

To the family and friends of Officer Paul George and the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department:

It has been thirty two years since your death, but you are not forgotten. Your valor will be forever remembered and honored. How very sad that you had to die at such a young age.

It must have been a terrible blow to your department to lose twp officers in such a tragic accident.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service you gave to the community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice you and your family made on June 4, 1974 in the line of duty.
Rest In Peace.

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

August 24, 2005

Paul after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero. God bless you sir!

Ofcr. Dan Winger

May 12, 2005

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