Final Patrol: Captain F. George Dirschka (Retired)

F. George Dirschka passed on 14 June 2021. George was a 1st generation American born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Coney Island by his parents Anna Hirsch and Alfred Dirschka who immigrated to the US in 1907 from Germany. He joined the US Army in 1945 at 17. He was deployed to Germany at the end of WWII in the US Army of Occupation. George served as Sergeant MP with Troop A 15th Constabulary Squadron in Schabisch Hall, Germany. He worked as a desk sergeant in the provost marshal section, handled prisoners and patrols. He received the Army of Occupation Medal and WWII Victory Medal. After service became an electrician's apprentice, then joined the NY State Troopers. Retired as Captain in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation with numerous commendations. George became an investigator with the Florida State Attorney in Titusville in 1974. In 1979 he was awarded a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Florida International University, Miami Florida. George is survived by: wife Ruth Yaeger Dirschka, children Paul Dirschka (Pamela), Constance Ashworth, Virginia Dirschka (David Frederick), Eric Dirschka (Carrie). Grandchildren: Kimberly, William, Samantha, Paul, Jocelyn, Megan, Alex and Allison. Great grandchildren: Olivia and George Leo Tundo of Milan, Italy.

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