As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Trooper Jeffrey Werda - [Michigan State Police, Michigan]
By PoliceOne Staff
SAGINAW COUNTY, Mich. — Trooper Jeffrey Werda was killed in an automobile accident while responding to assist Saginaw County deputies who were involved in a pursuit at approximately 1:30 am.
Several minutes after he notified dispatchers he was responding to assist, a motorist called 911 to report finding a crashed patrol car on Birch Run Road. Trooper Werda's patrol car had rolled over several times and he was ejected from the vehicle.
He was transported to Covenant HealthCare Hospital where he pronounced dead.
Trooper Werda had served with the Michigan State Police for 11 years.
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