Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Vehicular assault
Offender: Released after 9 years
Detective William Messer was killed after being dragged to death underneath a vehicle. He and other detectives were making a traffic stop on a suspected drug dealer at the time. When Detective Messer ran to the passenger side of the vehicle the suspect sped away, dragging Detective Messer several hundred feet.
Detective Messer was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The suspect turned himself in the next day and was sentenced to 27 years in prison. He was paroled after serving only nine years.
Detective Messer was survived by his wife and daughter.