Chief of Police William E. Swartz

Chief of Police William E. Swartz

Lehighton Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, May 3, 1917

William E. Swartz

Chief William Swartz succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier while attempting to question a drunk man.

He had served with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, April 30, 1917
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in Prison

Most Recent Reflection

View all 6 Reflections

One hundred years ago today, you gave your life in the pursuit of your duties. Rest in peace.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

May 3, 2017

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.