Chief of Police William Arman Tyler

Chief of Police William Arman Tyler

Edinboro Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, August 11, 1947

William Arman Tyler

Chief Tyler succumbed to injuries received in an automobile accident while attempting to stop a speeding vehicle. Chief Tyler was sitting in his patrol car when he observed a car run a stop sign at Mill Street and Meadville Street. He blew his whistle in an attempt to stop the car but the driver did not stop. Chief Tyler gave pursuit on Route 99 but his patrol car struck a bridge wall near Leullen's Corner. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day. The driver of the car he was chasing was arrested by State Police the following day.
Chief Tyler had only been with the agency for five months.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 10, 1947
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 12, 2013

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