Police officer put their lives on the line every day. Unfortunately, there are times when officers make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty for the state of New York. We want to make sure those officers who have Fallen are not Forgotten.

This week we salute Trooper John G. George. Trooper George died on March 1, 1970.  Trooper George and his partner parked along Route 5 near the Village Herkimer to complete daily reports. Both were overcome by deadly fumes when the twin tailpipes of their patrol car were blocked by a snowbank. Quick actions of Herkimer Station members and the staff of the Herkimer Memorial Hospital saved one life, but Trooper George died shortly after 7:00 AM.

Trooper George was 36 years old at the time of his death.

Trooper George join the State Police on June 18,1962 and spent the majority of his career at the East Herkimer Station. He was active in the civic and community affairs in Little Falls.

If you know an officer who should be remembered in our 'Fallen But Not Forgotten' series email Don.Wagner@townsquaremedia.com.

[Source New York State Police]