Police Officer George J. Werdann

Police Officer George J. Werdann

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 1982

George J. Werdann

Officer George Werdann was shot and killed as he attempted to apprehend two suspects who had just robbed a supermarket.

Officer Werdann, who was off-duty, observed the robbery and was in pursuit of the suspects in his personal vehicle. While Officer Werdann attempted to apprehend one of the suspects, he was shot and killed by the other suspect. The two suspects were apprehended and charged with his murder and robbery.

The suspect who shot and killed him was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life. He has a parole hearing in November of 2013.

The officer had been employed with the New York City Police Department for 3 years, and was assigned to the 47th Precinct.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 13750

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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The world was a better place when George was with us, a special officer and proud member of the 47 Pct. His sense of humor was remarkable and he served the public with honor and integrity. I remember his tragic passing like it was yesterday, his loss impacted so many. God Bless the Werdann Family, you will always be in my heart and in my prayers.

Mary Donnelly nee Horan, Retired
Retired NYPD

April 15, 2016

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