Sergeant William G. Paterson

Photo of Sergeant William G. Paterson
End of Watch: Tue, Jan 25th, 1994
Date of Incident: Tue, Jan 25th, 1994
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident (Pursuit)
Service Time: 18 years
Age: 44


His wife and children


Sergeant Paterson was killed in a motor vehicle crash during a high speed pursuit.

Three juvenile escapees from Stark County, Indiana were attempting to elude police in a stolen auto. As they entered Lake County on U.S. 30, the fleeing auto broadsided Sergeant Paterson's patrol car. Sergeant Paterson and one of the juveniles were killed.


Lake County Sheriff's Department Patch
2293 North Main Street
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
(219) 755-3400


There are 5 tributes for Sergeant William G. Paterson.

Sergeant William G. Paterson
Left by William Hill on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Prayers for family, friends, and his department. He was a Hero for doing his job. R.I.P my friend see you in heaven.