Police Officer George J. Werdann

Police Officer George J. Werdann

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 1982

Add to My Heroes

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.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 13750

Incident Details

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

Most Recent Reflection

View all 37 Reflections

37 years ago George was taken from us by two armed robbery suspects. George was an inspiration to me and as long as I live, so will his memory. RIP my brother.

Detective Jim O’Brien (Ret)
S.D.S.O.

February 20, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.