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Chief of Police William E. Swartz | Lehighton Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Lehighton Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

William E. Swartz

Lehighton Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, May 3, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/30/1917

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in Prison

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Chief William Swartz succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier while attempting to question a drunk man.

He had served with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and eight children.

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One hundred years ago today, you gave your life in the pursuit of your duties. Rest in peace.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
May 3, 2017

 

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