Police Officer William J. Saunders

Police Officer William J. Saunders

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, December 18, 1914

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William J. Saunders

Police Officer William Saunders succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier when he fell from his horse while on duty.

He was taken to Jefferson Hospital where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Officer Saunders had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for six years and was assigned to the Second Mounted Traffic Squad. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 138

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 15, 1914

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 103rd 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 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

December 18, 2011

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