Police Officer John William Sperbeck

Police Officer John William Sperbeck

Marysville Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, September 6, 1915

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John William Sperbeck

Officer Sperbeck was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had robbed a citizen earlier in the day. A posse of officers and citizens located the suspect and arrested him.

The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged on September 1, 1916.

Officer Sperbeck had been with the agency for 14 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1916

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice and may you always rest in peace knowing that your fellow law enforcement will always remember and thank you.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 6, 2020

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