Deputy Sheriff William Gerome Hardy

Deputy Sheriff William Gerome Hardy

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, July 19, 1995

William Gerome Hardy

Deputy Sheriff William Hardy was shot and killed while investigating a noise in the hotel parking lot where he was working a security detail.

Two suspects were arrested following Deputy Hardy's murder. One was acquitted and the second was sentenced to death.

Deputy Hardy had served Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for 23 years. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and mother.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Thinking of you,as always Bill! God,I miss you so much.Today we would be taking down the Christmas tree & all the decorations.But those are all just memories now,beautiful memories!Your spirit is still strong among us.RIP my dearest RIP!l Love, your wife Patricia Diane Hardy

Patricia Diane Hardy

December 28, 2014

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