Patrolman William J. Hedeman

Patrolman William J. Hedeman

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, July 29, 1906

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William J. Hedeman

Patrolman Hedeman drowned after he jumped into Cromwell Creek, in Macomb's Dam Park, to save a drowning boy. He was able to save the boy but did not make it to safety himself.

Patrolman Hedeman had served with the New York City Police Department for three years and was survived by his mother. He was assigned to the 40th Precinct.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 264

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned


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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 107th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 22, 2013

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