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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, you were my father's partner on the force, I was a young 12 year old girl, but you will never be forgotten.

Terrylynn Burns
June 17, 2015

 

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