George Bannerman was the sheriff in Castle Rock, Maine from November of 1972 until his death in July of 1980. He has a wife named Vicky and a daughter named Katrina. He also has an Irish Setter dog named Rusty who was living during the events of The Dead Zone, but had been put down by the events of Cujo. He is described as being a very large man with dark, curly hair, and wears rimless spectacles.

He worked with Johnny Smith to track down the Castle Rock Strangler.

He was killed by the rabid dog Cujo.

In the TV series

Bannerman's character was fused with the character of Walt Hazlett to create the original character of Walt Bannerman – both husband of Sarah Bracknell and sheriff of Cleaves Mills, Maine.


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