Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer George J. Werdann

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 1982

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Reflections for Police Officer George J. Werdann

37 years ago George was taken from us by two armed robbery suspects. George was an inspiration to me and as long as I live, so will his memory. RIP my brother.

Detective Jim O’Brien (Ret)
S.D.S.O.

February 20, 2019

George's father George Senior passed away today, November 3, 2018. George Senior always honored and kept the memory of his son alive. Please pray for both of them.

Lieutenant John McAndrew
NYPD

November 3, 2018

George was truly a member of our family! One of my little brothers-like having 4 brothers wasn’t enough! More than anything he wanted to follow in his grandfather’s steps and join the NYPD. And he did. He was my younger siblings best friend. One of the BEST human beings who walked this earth. Like so many like him, he died too young. We have and will always miss him! He left a big hole in our lives! RIP George!

Kathleen Byrne, RN- Civilian
Compassionate Care Hospice-Bronx

February 22, 2018

I remember George as a friend on Perry Avenue in the Bronx. He was three years older than me and always wanted to enter law enforcement. Who would know that I would enter the NYPD a few years later than him and work at the Bronx Task Force located in the 47 pct. The plaque use to remind me of the danger we chose to accept. George was a great guy and friend and I couldn't believe the day of his passing. But, that was George. He was a police officer 24 X7.

Rest in Peace Brother. We are all proud of you.

Patrick McLoughlin
Detective (ret.)
NYPD

February 21, 2018

George they say a hero remembered never dies.

You will never be forgotten. You were one of my hero’s who inspired me to go into law enforcement.

I retired this year after 27 years on the job and want to thank you for being part of my inspiration.

Rest In Peace my friend and brother in blue.

Jim

Deputy
S.D.S.O.

February 20, 2018

Remembering George Werdann today. He was a wonderful friend to me and my entire family during our days growing up on Perry Avenue. He had such a great sense of humor...he kept us laughing. A true hero who will never be forgotten.

Bob O'Connor
Friend

February 9, 2018

The world was a better place when George was with us, a special officer and proud member of the 47 Pct. His sense of humor was remarkable and he served the public with honor and integrity. I remember his tragic passing like it was yesterday, his loss impacted so many. God Bless the Werdann Family, you will always be in my heart and in my prayers.

Mary Donnelly nee Horan, Retired
Retired NYPD

April 15, 2016

Still thinking of you George, unfortunately you have a lot of brothers and sisters in blue to greet this year. You will all be eTernally remembered.

Jim
SDSO

February 27, 2016

Your Great Grand Father:
Sergeant
Theodore F. Werdann
New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, May 12, 1932

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Police Officer (retired)
CITY OF NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT

February 24, 2016

RIP Officer, you are not forgotten. I was 19 years old and I remember the action you took that day in the Bronx. I came on the "job" at 20 years old and did 20 years. God bless you and your family.

Police Officer (retired)
CITY OF NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT

February 23, 2016

George, a lot of people use the phrase never forget. You were an inspiration to me when I worked for your mom in 1982, I will never forget you and your sacrifice. RIP my brother in blue.

Jim
San Diego Sheriff

February 21, 2015

RIP George.. I am retired NYPD and a neighbor of your dad. He talks about you all the time and is proud to show anyone his shrine to you and his grandfather, your great grand father (who also died in the line of duty)
Sergeant
Theodore F. Werdann
New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, May 12, 1932

Detective Pete
NYPD

February 1, 2015

George was a fellow St. Brendan's School classmate, and a friend. His passing was a shock to us all, and made us realize that life truly is a fleeting thing, that should be cherished. May his soul forever Rest in Peace, and may he be blessed by The Heavenly Father.

Debra Kennelly
Friend/Classmate

January 31, 2015

I never met George . We both worked in the same Pct #47. years apart.
I did meet and get to know his Dad. A gentle caring man. Mr. Werdan would come to the pct. and quietly pray at the base of his sons memorial plaque at the pct. entrance.
George was a Bronx native , and gave his life for the appx. 1 million
Residents in this borough .

NYPD P.O. 47
Family friend, NYPD

February 28, 2014

I never met George . We both worked in the same Pct #47. years apart.
I did meet and get to know his Dad. A gentle caring man. Mr. Werdan would come to the pct. and quietly pray at the base of his sons memorial plaque at the pct. entrance.
George was a Bronx native , and gave his life for the appx. 1 million
Residents in this borough .

NYPD P.O. 47
Family friend, NYPD

February 28, 2014

my name is Jill Werdann. My father's name was John George Werdann. I was searching for relatives and found the story of your heroic son. My heart breaks for your family. If you and he are my relatives I would be very proud. If you are interested in finding out if we are related, you can email me at I am so sorry for your loss. Jill Werdann Bauer

Jill Baure

May 13, 2012

It is hard to believe that it has been 30 years since that cold Sunday night in February. You have been missed. My family thinks about and prays for you often. Rest in Peace George.

P.O. L. J. Huxley
NYPD/Ramapo P.D. - Ret.

February 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories of you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 21, 2012

Just found out about this Memorial thanks to an old Friend.
Went to St. Brendan's with George. He was a Great Guy and Friend. Remember doing the CYO with him. Heard he had joined the Police Department and was very glad to hear that he was there because I knew he would do great at it.
I was deeply saddened when my mother called me in Tennessee and told me what had happened. But I know that George was doing what he wanted to do. Helping others especially those that couldn't help themselves.
Prayers out to George and his Family.
RIP Brother! Semper Fi

John C. Habel
Dept. of Veterans Affairs

October 17, 2011

I remember George, his mom (Pat) & his sister Christine (RIP). George and I went to St. Brendan's together and graduated in 1972. He was shy back then, but grew to be an outstanding human being willing to help anyone in need and fight for the underdog. Thank you George for all you were, and all you did. I will always be proud to have known you.

Debra Kennelly
Old Friend

October 8, 2011

Thank you Officer Werdann for your bravery and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in NY. I just signed and sent in a letter to the parole board so that your cowardly killer never sees the light of day again !!!! You and your family are in my prayers.

You are a true AMERICAN HERO!!! May you always rest in peace, my brother...

Mitch Cheselka
Sergeant / CA-OR Retired

October 7, 2011

George college at John Jay seems like yesterday ,your sacrifice should never be forgotten .I miss your friendship.God Bless you.

PO John Farrell
SCPD

October 7, 2011

Sympathies to family and friends - officer Werdann died doing the job he loved - to protect and serve humanity - God Bless his spirit, his courage and his family.. You will always be remembered.....

Deputy Warden Carl ToersBijns (Retired)
Arizona & New Mexico Corrections Department

October 7, 2011

To the family of Police Officer George J. Werdann,

I can only imagine the difficult time this is to be faced with the knowledge that your officer's killer could go free. Thanks to ODMP I was notified of this and my letter has been composed and sent to the Parole Board. I hope that his killer stays behind bars.

I did not know Officer Werdann but if I can do this for him, and for you, for his service and sacrifice, it is my honor.

Shannon Jensen
Wife of LEO and aunt to fallen officer, CPL Thomas Jensen, PGPD #2853

October 6, 2011

29 years in heaven, seems like yesterday. You will never be forgotten George.

Jim O'Brien
SD Sheriff

February 19, 2011

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