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George Brooks
November 15, 1951 - March 29, 2015

George Brooks
Forest Park Police Officer

Born: November 15, 1951
Passed Away: March 29, 2015

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Obituary for George Brooks
George H. Brooks, 63, of Union Township, Ohio was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 29, 2015.

He was born on November 15, 1951, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Marie and George Brooks, Sr., who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Nancy Charles Brooks and George’s one sibling, Billy Brooks.

George will be dearly missed by many. First and foremost, his loving son, Brandon Brooks of Union Township, Ohio. In addition, George is survived by cousins, Teddy Smith, Reverend Chester Ricks, Honorable Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, Mr. Donny Williams and a host of other relatives.

George attended Milford Schools in Milford, Ohio and graduated from Milford High School in 1970. It was during his grade school years that he began his mission to serve the community, providing safety for his fellow students attending Milford Main as a crossing guard. George was very proud of this position! Later during his high school years, he served as Class President, where he supported progressive ideas and most of all, valuing every person regardless of race or gender.

George never wavered in his desire to serve his community. He was focused and determined to join the law enforcement ranks, taking a number of jobs post high school to achieve this goal. He proudly achieved this goal in 1980 when he was sworn in as the first African American police officer in Forest Park.

George was a member of several notable organizations namely, Blue Knights, Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen and the Eastgate Chapter of Harley Davidson to name a few. George€™s mission in life can be understood by these organizations to which he was dedicated and the lasting impressions he left on those who were touched by his great big smile and quick wit.

George served as a positive model to all the young men he encountered whether they were training law enforcement recruits, individuals who required his intervention in the community, fellow peers or associates of his son. They are from all walks of life — many of them here today, proud to have known George and feel that their lives are better for having made his acquaintance.

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Forest Park, OH, US, 45240

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