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Patrolman William Dreyer | Buffalo Police Department, New York Buffalo Police Department, New York


William Dreyer

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, November 2, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Patrolman William Dreyer was struck by a train while walking his beat.

He was in the process of patrolling the Lake Shore Railroad tracks on Elk Street. Just after a passenger train passed, Patrolman Dreyer resumed his patrol of the railroad crossing and was chasing subjects who had broken into rail cars. Unknown to Patrolman Dreyer, another train was backing down the tracks. Unaware of the approach of that train, Patrolman Dreyer remained on the tracks, and was struck by the second train and was killed instantly.

Patrolman Dreyer was assigned to the 7th Precinct.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Dreyer and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
October 26, 2015


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