VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- It’s been 11 years since Denise Tiedeman lost her husband. Deputy William Tiedeman died of a heart attack in 2006 during police training.
“I was married 35 years, so he was my first love and he can't be replaced,” said Tiedeman.
On Friday, the Virginia Beach Police Foundation and Ryan Homes dedicated street names to three fallen police officers in the Virginia Beach Birdneck Crossing development. Virginia Beach Police Foundation Founding director Bill Humphrey said he wanted the names of the officers to be remembered by the public.
“It's a tribute to the service they provided the community and the sacrifice they made with their lives,” said Humphrey.
The street names were dedicated to three officers: Officer St. Elmo Trower died in 1923, Officer Charles Porteus in 1952, and Deputy William Tiedeman in 2006.
“It's just mind blowing, because my husband was such a person that was just very plain and for all the things that has been done since his passing is unbelievable,” said Tiedeman.
The names were picked at random by Ryan Homes.