Police Officer George J. Werdann

Police Officer George J. Werdann

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 1982

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. He has a parole hearing in November of 2013.

The officer had been employed with the New York City Police Department for three years and was assigned to the 47th Precinct.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 13750

Incident Details

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

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I remember George as a friend on Perry Avenue in the Bronx. He was three years older than me and always wanted to enter law enforcement. Who would know that I would enter the NYPD a few years later than him and work at the Bronx Task Force located in the 47 pct. The plaque use to remind me of the danger we chose to accept. George was a great guy and friend and I couldn't believe the day of his passing. But, that was George. He was a police officer 24 X7.

Rest in Peace Brother. We are all proud of you.

Patrick McLoughlin
Detective (ret.)

February 21, 2018

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