Police Officer George J. Werdann

Police Officer George J. Werdann

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 1982

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George J. Werdann

Officer George Werdann was shot and killed as he attempted to apprehend two suspects who had just robbed a supermarket.

Officer Werdann, who was off-duty, observed the robbery and was in pursuit of the suspects in his personal vehicle. While Officer Werdann attempted to apprehend one of the suspects, he was shot and killed by the other suspect. The two suspects were arrested and charged with his murder and robbery.

The suspect who shot and killed him was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Werdann served with the New York City Police Department for three years and was assigned to the 47th Precinct.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 13750

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Went to Mount Saint Michael with a George. We played ice hockey together on the school team.

I remember the last time I saw him was in December of 1978 at the old Rising Sun nightclub on Yonkers Avenue.

I went west and joined the LAPD after the Air Force. Now working as a deputy district attorney in Colorado.

Always remember the great days of high school with George.

Johnny Lombardi
Retired LAPD

October 16, 2021

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