Police Officer John William Sperbeck

Police Officer John William Sperbeck

Marysville Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, September 6, 1915

John William Sperbeck

Officer Sperbeck was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had robbed a citizen earlier in the day. A posse of officers and citizens located the suspect and arrested him.

The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged on September 1, 1916.

Officer Sperbeck had been with the agency for 14 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1916

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Rest in Peace, Officer Sperbeck. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 15, 2012

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