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Police Officer John William Sperbeck | Marysville Police Department, California Marysville Police Department, California

Police Officer

John William Sperbeck

Marysville Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, September 6, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1916

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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.

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

Officer 11169
January 15, 2012


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