In Memory

William Werner - Class Of 1982

William Werner

Police Officer William Joseph Werner IV Westminster Police Department South Carolina End of Watch: Sunday, August 18, 1991 Biographical Info Age: 27 Tour of Duty: 7 years Badge Number: 407 Incident Details Cause of Death: Vehicular assault Date of Incident: Sunday, August 18, 1991 Weapon Used: Not available Suspect Info: Not available Officer Werner was struck by a car and killed during a roadblock. He and his partner had set up the roadblock at approximately 3:15 AM. As the suspect approached, both officers moved away from the vehicle. The suspect initially started to go to the left of the road block. When he saw the officers he turned to the right, left the road and went across the grassy field. Officer Werner turned to go back to the patrol car for cover when he slipped and fell in the damp grass. As he was rising he was struck in the chest by the suspect's vehicle and drug underneath for approximately 50 feet. The suspect then backed his car off of Officer Werner and fled the scene. Officer Werner was two days shy of his one year anniversary with the agency. He had previously served in the US Air Force for six years as a security police officer. He was survived by his wife, two sons, parents and grandmother.

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01/13/11 08:20 PM #1    

George Cater (1982)

Bill was a great friend for a long time. We played soccer together at the clemson YMCA. I still miss him today. It was truly a sad day for all who knew him.


George Cater

05/24/11 08:09 PM #2    

Laura Ihle-Buchanan (Ihle-Buchanan) (1982)

I miss my good friend William. I remember when you gave me a ring in 4th grade. Thank you and thank you for being my very close friend thru school. Love and Miss you.

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