March 15, 1898
San Francisco Call
George Washington Bennett joined the San Francisco Police Department in May of 1878.
He was promoted to Sergeant in 1889.
In 1896 he was promoted to Lieutenant.
He retired as a Lieutenant in March of 1898 however in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire he returned to duty as a Detective for a short time.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 25, 1907