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Patrolman William J. Hedeman | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


William J. Hedeman

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, July 29, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 264

Cause: Drowned

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Patrolman Hedeman drowned after he jumped into Cromwell Creek, in Macomb's Dam Park, to save a drowning boy. He was able to save the boy but did not make it to safety himself.

Patrolman Hedeman had served with the New York City Police Department for three years and was survived by his mother. He was assigned to the 40th Precinct.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 107th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 22, 2013


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