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Patrolman William J. Waterson | Clark Township Police Department, New Jersey Clark Township Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman

William J. Waterson

Clark Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Sunday, July 4, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 19

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted; deceased

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Patrolman William Waterson was shot and killed after he and his partner interrupted a robbery in progress at a motel on Central Avenue, next to the Garden State Parkway. The suspect fled on foot to a nearby parking lot where he ambushed Patrolman Waterson as he searched the area.

The suspect was arrested 25 years later but acquitted at trial.

Patrolman Waterson was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He had served for three years with the agency and was survived by his parents, one brother, and one sister.

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