Lieutenant William H. Jessie

Lieutenant William H. Jessie

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, December 30, 1964

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William H. Jessie

Lieutenant William Jessie was killed in an automobile crash while chasing a stolen vehicle on Route 355 in Hyattstown.

Officers observed the vehicle leaving a service station on Hungerford Drive, in Rockville, and attemtped to stop it. During the chase the suspect was able to elude the officers but was located by Lieutenant Jessie, who began to chase it again. During the pursuit Lieutenant Jessie's 1963 Plymouth detective's car went out of control and overturned.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect was later found hiding in an abandoned car.

Lieutenant Jessie had been named Officer of the Year the previous year. He had been with the agency for 12 years.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

You will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes,

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 30, 2011

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