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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George was truly a member of our family! One of my little brothers-like having 4 brothers wasn’t enough! More than anything he wanted to follow in his grandfather’s steps and join the NYPD. And he did. He was my younger siblings best friend. One of the BEST human beings who walked this earth. Like so many like him, he died too young. We have and will always miss him! He left a big hole in our lives! RIP George!

Kathleen Byrne, RN- Civilian
Compassionate Care Hospice-Bronx

February 22, 2018

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