Sergeant William G. Paterson

Sergeant William G. Paterson

Lake County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 1994

William G. Paterson

Sergeant William Paterson was killed in an automobile accident during a high-speed chase. The suspect's car broadsided Sergeant Paterson's patrol car as it was being pursued westbound on U.S. 30 into Lake County from Porter County.

One of the three juvenile suspects in the other vehicle was also killed. The three juveniles were escapees from Starke County and were driving a stolen vehicle.

Sergeant Paterson had served with the Lake County Sheriff's Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and children. One of his sons currently serves as a commander with the department.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 236

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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