Patrolman William Edward Hyde

Patrolman William Edward Hyde

Pennsville Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, September 9, 1962

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William Edward Hyde

Patrolman Hyde was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call, involving a man and his wife, on Supawna Road. As Patrolman Hyde stood at the front door the man fired a shotgun through it, killing him. He then fired eight more times into his car so his wife could not leave.

The 62-year-old suspect was apprehended after the shooting and sentenced to life in prison. In 1975 he was a inmate in Bayside State Prison. He had been released at some point later and died in 1981.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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On this 58th anniversary of your untimely and heroic death I'd like to say rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 9, 2020

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