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Village Marshal Spooner Clark Crapo | Rochester Marshal's Office, Ohio Rochester Marshal's Office, Ohio

Village Marshal

Spooner Clark Crapo

Rochester Marshal's Office, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, November 11, 1905

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 68

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Village Marshal Spooner Crapo was struck and killed by a train while chasing kids from the railroad tracks. He stepped from behind a boxcar into the path of an oncoming train.

Because his back to the train, combined with his impaired hearing, he did not hear it approaching and was struck.

Marshal Spooner was a Civil War veteran and served in the 2nd Ohio Cavalry, Company H. He was survived by his wife.

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Village Marshal Spooner Clark Crapo of the Rochester Marshal's Office, Ohio and the additional 47 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
November 11, 2017

 

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