Patrolman William Dalton

Patrolman William Dalton

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, August 10, 1899

William Dalton

Patrolman William Dalton was pursuing a violator of the panhandling ordinance on horseback.

The horse ran into a buggy at the intersection of Germantown Street and Baxter Street (modern day Fitch Street), throwing Patrolman Dalton to the ground and causing a fractured skull from which he died the next day.

Patrolman Dalton had served with the Dayton Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 9, 1899

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I just found out that this hero was a constable on my department around 1895 before joining Dayton PD. I have a picture of PTL. Dalton on my memorial wall. Thank you for your noble service! God bless DPD and every Police Officer.

AUX. OFC. SCOTT ROYSDON
MIAMISBURG OH. PD

November 1, 2013

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