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Officer William Benno Wolff, III | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California


William Benno Wolff, III

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Friday, December 30, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 8342

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with felony drunk driving

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Officer Wolff was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop. He had just completed issuing a citation and was returning to his cruiser when he was struck. The impact was so great that it knocked him over the vehicle he had stopped. The drunk driver was apprehended and charged with felony drunk driving.
Officer Wolff had been with the agency for four years.

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