Sgt. George was nominated by fellow troopers for his heroic actions on the night of Feb. 20, 2016, during a stand-off in Tishomingo County. After SWAT team members became under fire during the standoff, Sgt. George, without hesitation, began to assist the officers that had been injured. Sgt. George quickly loaded a fellow trooper, that received a life threatening gun-shot wound to the femoral artery, into his vehicle and drove him to the nearest hospital. While transporting the wounded trooper, Sgt. George kept him alert, gave clear radio updates, and pushed his vehicle to the max speed in an attempt to save a fellow trooper. Knowing time was the most crucial factor, Sgt. George crashed his vehicle through the security fence at the hospital and eventually was able to get the wounded trooper to medical care.
The nominating Trooper and SWAT team member, Trooper Josh Clark, stated, "Trooper George stands out because at a moment help was needed he didn't sit back and let someone else do it. Trooper George filled a gap that he had seen needed to be filled."
Captain Chad Moore, Troop F Commander, penned, "Sgt .George accepts the responsibilities of his job and takes them very seriously. He is a very conscientious and professional trooper. He goes above and beyond his duties to help others. Sgt. George's positive attitude and personality is a model example of what "Trooper of the Year" should be."
"I believe God just put me where I needed to be that night. I was in the right place and was just doing my job," George said in the very emotional ceremony in Ridgeland.
Sgt. Jared George also received a Life Saving Award and a Medal of Valor for his actions on Feb. 20.
Sgt. George is a graduate of Cadet Class 55 and is presently assigned to the Motor Carrier division of the Mississippi Highway Patrol. He and his wife, Chasity, reside in Dennis. They have three children and one grandchild.