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Officer William C. Wurst | Hainesport Police Department, New Jersey Hainesport Police Department, New Jersey

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William C. Wurst

Hainesport Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Friday, March 28, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Committed to mental institution

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Officer William Wurst and Patrolman Donald Aleshire, of the Mount Holly Police Department, were shot and killed by a sniper.

Officer John Holmes, also of the Mount Holly Police Department, was wounded on the same day and paralyzed before succumbing to his injuries 17 years later.

Officer Wurst was a Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Hainesport Police Department for two years. He was survived by his parents, sister, and twin brother.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Patrolman Donald R. Aleshire
Mount Holly Police Department, New Jersey
End of Watch: Friday, March 28, 1975
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman John O. Holmes
Mount Holly Police Department, New Jersey
End of Watch: Wednesday, July 22, 1992
Cause: Gunfire

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Bill, I feel honored/blessed to have served with you in the United States Army Military Police Corps. You were a big man with a big heart. I remember the last time I saw you, you were with my wife and I in November of 1972 for Thanksgiving dinner. But we shall meet again in the next life. You are sorely missed.

Sgt Robert C. Ecker Jr.
United States Army Military Police Corps.
November 6, 2017

 

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