Officer William C. Wurst

Officer William C. Wurst

Hainesport Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, March 28, 1975

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William C. Wurst

Officer William Wurst and Patrolman Donald Aleshire, of the Mount Holly Police Department, were shot and killed by a sniper.

Officer John Holmes, also of the Mount Holly Police Department, was wounded on the same day and paralyzed before succumbing to his injuries 17 years later.

Officer Wurst was a Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Hainesport Police Department for two years. He was survived by his parents, sister, and twin brother.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed to mental institution

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Rest in peace Officer Wurst.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 12, 2019

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