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Deputy Sheriff William B. Spencer | Whitman County Sheriff's Department, Washington Whitman County Sheriff's Department, Washington

Deputy Sheriff

William B. Spencer

Whitman County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch: Sunday, April 3, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/1/1892

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy William Spencer succumbed to complications from a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier when he was shot while attempting to arrest a horse thief.

He and another deputy located the suspect at Fort Spokane. As Deputy Spencer called out to the man to place him under arrest the man suddenly spun around and opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Spencer. Both deputies returned fire, killing the suspect.

Deputy Spencer underwent surgery to have this arm amputated, but died from complications two days after being shot.

Deputy Spencer was survived by his wife and one child.

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our heroism and service is honored today, the 120th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 3, 2012


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