Patrolman William Sparta

Patrolman William Sparta

Lyndhurst Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, October 13, 1918

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William Sparta

Patrolman Sparta succumbed to pneumonia caused by injuries sustained a month earlier when he was kicked in the groin and thrown down a set of stairs by a 40-year-old woman while at the scene of a domestic disturbance. The suspect was convicted of atrocious assault and sentenced to the state reformatory in Clinton on June 19, 1919.

Patrolman Sparta had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and nine children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 3

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 15, 1918
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to state reformatory

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Patrolman Sparta,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lyndhurst. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 13, 2018

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