Patrolman William A. Aldridge

Patrolman William A. Aldridge

Jefferson Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, July 13, 1977

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William A. Aldridge

Patrolman William Aldridge succumbed to injuries sustained two weeks earlier when he was struck by a vehicle being driven by a man who was high on drugs. Patrolman Aldridge was directing traffic at the intersection of Dayton-Liberty Road and Union Road when he was struck.

He was transported to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Patrolman Aldridge had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 69
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Monday, July 4, 1977
  • Weapon Automobile; Narcotics involved
  • Offender Not available

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman William A. Aldridge of the Jefferson Township Police Department, Ohio and the additional 78 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 13, 2018

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