Patrolman Arthur E. Sponsel

Patrolman Arthur E. Sponsel

Hamilton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, April 12, 1937

Arthur E. Sponsel

Patrolman Arthur Sponsel was shot and killed when he interrupted three men burglarizing a restaurant on North Third Street. All three suspects were arrested and charged with his murder. The shooter was sentenced to death and executed in the electric chair. The other two were sentenced to life.

Patrolman Sponsel had served with the agency for six years and had previously served in World War I. He was survived by his wife and two sons and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Butler Count, Ohio.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th anniversary of your death. 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2012

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