Officer Benjamin Warren Worcester

Officer Benjamin Warren Worcester

Hayward Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, March 25, 1987

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Benjamin Warren Worcester

Officer Benjamin Worcester was stabbed to death while investigating a suspicious person call several blocks from the police station. A struggle ensued after making contact with the suspect.

The suspect was able to get behind Officer Worcester, produced a kitchen knife, and began stabbing him in the vest several times. He then stabbed Officer Worcester in the neck, killing him.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Worcester's murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Officer Worcester had served with the Hayward Police Department for 5 years. He is buried in the Chapel Of The Chimes Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Union City, California.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 360

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

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As a former reserve officer for the Hayward Police Department, I remember Ben and all these years later I still remember and find myself thinking of him. Even though I didn't know him very well I knew of him and his sacrifice. RIP Ben Worcester. You are not forgotten and will be remember by this person

Steven McReynolds
Former Reserve Officer 778
Reserve Academy 1984

Steven McReynolds former reserve office
HPD Reserve Academy 1984

October 25, 2018

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