George Hankins, who is the third oldest patrolman on the Dayton police force, was born on July 9, 1856, on a farm in Darke County, Ohio. He received a meager education in the district school, and, after remaining on the farm until he had grown up, began work to make his own way in the world. He followed various forms of employment, being industrious and thrifty at all times. He was appointed patrolman August 5, 1887. Mr. Hankins is affiliated with the P. B. of A., Knights of Pythias and the Home Guards of America. He has three children, Edward, Earl, and Effie. His wife, Anna, is deceased.