Officer William C. Wurst

Officer William C. Wurst

Hainesport Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, March 28, 1975

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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Bill, I feel honored/blessed to have served with you in the United States Army Military Police Corps. You were a big man with a big heart. I remember the last time I saw you, you were with my wife and I in November of 1972 for Thanksgiving dinner. But we shall meet again in the next life. You are sorely missed.

Sgt Robert C. Ecker Jr.
United States Army Military Police Corps.

November 6, 2017

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