Patrolman William Joseph Von Weisenstein

Patrolman William Joseph Von Weisenstein

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, January 21, 1948

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William Joseph Von Weisenstein

Patrolman William J. Von Weisenstein was struck and killed by a vehicle.

Patrolman Von Weisenstein was on his post and inside a marked patrol car. He observed a truck approaching that appeared going to strike the patrol car. Patrolman Von Weisenstein exited the patrol car and was struck by the truck. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Patrolman Von Weisenstein had served with the New York City Police Department and was assigned to the 101st Precinct in Queens.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 13667

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

vehicle crash

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Patrolman Von Weisenstein,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 21, 2023

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