Officer William Benno Wolff, III

Officer William Benno Wolff, III

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, December 30, 1977

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William Benno Wolff, III

Officer Wolff was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop. He had just completed issuing a citation and was returning to his cruiser when he was struck. The impact was so great that it knocked him over the vehicle he had stopped. The drunk driver was apprehended and charged with felony drunk driving.
Officer Wolff had been with the agency for four years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 8342

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with felony drunk driving

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Rest in peace Officer Wolff.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 17, 2019

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