Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer George R. Mead

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, October 10, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer George R. Mead

My first command in NYPD was the 42 Pct, your photo and plaque were prominently displayed in the lobby and I was able to work with Police Officers who worked with you. They described your heroic actions that night that you confronted the robbery team in the upper Bronx. May all of the Police Officers who pass through the 42 Pct doors honor your life and ultimate sacrifice. May you RIP and your memories stay with family and friends forever.

Lt. Richard Clarke
NYPD- Retired

October 11, 2023

Officer Mead,
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 New York City. And t your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 10, 2023

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 10, 2020

Remembering our pre-NYPD life growing up. And, remembering your great sacrifice for the people of this city.

Lieutenant (retired) Charles Coleman
NYPD, Grew up together

April 22, 2019

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 10, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 11, 2017

Rest well my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 10, 2017

Rest Easy & Thank You for your devoted service Uncle George! It's been a very long time since your EOW and I remember that day! Having all of NYPD's Finest as well as other LEO's and of course Mayor John Lindsay to show love and respect for your life and duty! SALUTE!

Corporal A.B. Turner, USMC Veteran

July 30, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo on the 42's website and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

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

Robyn Wilkes

October 7, 2015

Warrior and Hero!!!!


April 14, 2012

George not only wanted to help people as a cop but was also studying to be a nurse. Its always the good who die too young.

PO Art Hastings (retired)

January 27, 2012

To Officer George Reed and and his loved ones:

On this the thirty-seventh anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, George. I am praying for solace for your family today and each day of their journey as survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service George gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 10, 1973.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 10, 2010

I was only 3 days old at the End Of your Wach & now a NYPD officer in the Bronx with ten years in. Even though I don't know you, I just wanted to say thank you for your service and continue to Rest In Peace.

"Fidelis ad Mortem"

PO ADAMS"Fidelis ad Mortem"

July 19, 2009

"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

On the eve of the anniversary of your death, we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 9, 2007

Sleep safe with Our Lord.

October 10, 2006

George, you were a great partner. May you rest in peace.

Ptl. Sebastian

April 27, 2005

You rest in the house of the Lord, and you know peace, for you are a true Hero and your courage against evil will never be forgotten.

Retired Police Officer.

October 21, 2004


October 10, 2004

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