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 pursued 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.

The school next to the 52 Precinct, where he was killed, is named P.O. George J Werdann III.

Officer Werdann's grandfather, Sergeant Werdann, was also killed in the line of duty with the New York City Police Department.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 13750

Incident Details

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

off duty, robbery in progress, vehicle pursuit

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40 years ago today you left us and took the name Hero. We knew you as our lovable, laughable friend with not a mean bone in your body. Today, your comrades will remember you, we have never forgotten you. Thank you for being our guardian Angel George.
Police Office George Werdann, EOW 2/21/82, 23 years of age.

Ret. Det. Ellen Kelly
NYPD George’s Academy Mate

February 21, 2022

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