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George was born October 27, 1928 in Cincinnati to George Alfred, a construction foreman, and Mabel E. (Sheridan) Coleman, Sr. of West McMicken Avenue. He attended Hughes High School and graduated in 1947. He also attended the University of Cincinnati Evening College and Ohio Mechanics Institute.
George joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a Police Recruit September 9, 1957. He was promoted to Patrolman on January 6, 1958, issued Badge 49, and assigned to District 5 (1012 Ludlow Avenue). He rotated to District 1 (310 Lincoln Park Drive) on February 22, 1959 and to District 4 (7017 Vine Street) on February 21, 1960. He also served in District 2 (314 Broadway) and again in District 4. Patrolman Coleman resigned on August 5, 1966, after almost 9 years of service, to explore another employment opportunity.
Patrolman Coleman enjoyed several occupations, but most loved the time he spent on the Cincinnati Police Division. He was active through his 80+ years of his life and can boast of a hike of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon with three of his grandchildren, and sky-dived with his grandson. George enjoyed playing tennis, volleyball, dancing, jogging and walking.
Patrolman Coleman died on May 26, 2018.
He is survived by his children, Kathleen Pratte, Bonnie Sciulli, and John Coleman; grandchildren, Amy, Jason, Danielle, Ryan, Samantha, Eric and Stephanie; and great-grandchildren, Jacob, Caden, Kylie, Jarred, Jackson, Jonathan, Travis and Clayton.
He donated his body to science and at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston, TX. A donation to the Cincinnati “Shield” will be made in his honor.
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