From Fremont Police
It is with profound sadness that the Fremont Police Department reports the passing of Detective Donald George. Detective George lost his life unexpectedly on Monday, December 17, 2012. He was 48 years old.
Detective George began his law enforcement career with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in 1987 and joined the Fremont Police Department in 1993. While working for Alameda County, he was assigned to both the North County and Santa Rita Jail, held the position of Bailiff and was assigned to the Coroners Bureau where he assisted with the recovery efforts that took place at the Cypress Freeway structure in the aftermath of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
During his 19 years with Fremont, he held numerous positions including Patrol Officer, Detective, Arson and Explosives Investigator, Driving Instructor and has been the Department's semi-permanent Burglary Detective since 2005. His 20 year anniversary with Fremont would have been in February.
Detective George had a big personality and always made people laugh. He worked closely with the Fremont Fire Department’s Arson Investigation Team and is very well known and respected in the law enforcement community.
Detective George is survived by his 17 year old son and 15 year old daughter.
Funeral arrangements are currently being scheduled for late next week.