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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Lieutenant William H. Jessie gave his life to serve and protect. He will always be honored and forever remembered. Thank you, Lieutenant William H. Jessie for all you did, Forever Rest In Peace!

Rachel Blitz
Montgomery County, MD (Resident)
Thankful Citizen

April 14, 2021

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