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

Went to Mount Saint Michael with a George. We played ice hockey together on the school team.

I remember the last time I saw him was in December of 1978 at the old Rising Sun nightclub on Yonkers Avenue.

I went west and joined the LAPD after the Air Force. Now working as a deputy district attorney in Colorado.

Always remember the great days of high school with George.

Johnny Lombardi
Retired LAPD

October 16, 2021

I was thinking of George this evening as a do time and time again. I attended the police academy with George in 1979. George was one of the funniest guys I knew. We were the "class clowns" sort of speak. Great cop...always will remember that in peace brother....till we meet again....Lou

Sgt. Louis Silvestri (Retired)

September 25, 2021

It feels like yesterday this tragic killing took place; the loss of a great NYPD Officer. He was so young, good hearted and brave. George was proud to part of the NYPD and serve his community.

Ritired Lt. Mary Donnelly

February 27, 2021

Making sure your service and memory is not forgotten. Rest In Peace my friend. 39 years ago but I remember it as if it were yesterday.

Jim O’Brien

February 26, 2021

Rest In Peace . I hope those that committed this murder never get out !

Ret. Po ohara

February 21, 2021

Rest in peace, brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 21, 2021

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

February 21, 2020

38 years George. You will never be forgotten. Thanks for inspiring me.

Deputy Jim O’Brien

February 21, 2020

I worked with George in the 47th Pct.
George was so young when he was shot .
I remember that day too well.
George was a true hero who gave his life , while off duty, for being what he truly believed in. Just being a “great cop”.

Det. John J Daly
NYPD. 47 Sqd.

February 19, 2020

George was good friend , and Academy Classmate of my late friend, Sgt. Billy Wilson, 46 Pct.

At the time of his death, George was the youngest member of the NYPD to be Killed in th Line of Duty.

The Public School next to the 52 Pct is named in his honor

Det. John Rinciari (Ret)

February 18, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Werdann.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 2, 2019

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)

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

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.)

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.



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

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.


February 27, 2016

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

End of Watch: Thursday, May 12, 1932

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Police Officer (retired)

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)

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.

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)
Theodore F. Werdann
New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, May 12, 1932

Detective Pete

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

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

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