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Correctional Officer Arthur Sprouse

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, July 24, 1973

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Arthur Sprouse

Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 24, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Correctional Officer Arthur Sprouse of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 24, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 45th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 24, 2018

Officer Sprouse,
On today, the 44th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow CO who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of the state of Ohio. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

July 24, 2017

Art was a dear friend of my parents. He and his family were members of our church. My dad was pastor. It was a terrible thing and an awful funeral to go thru. Art was a very dedicated christian and a fine person. We who knew him still think about him and his family often.

Wayne Carver Sr
Family friend

April 21, 2014

I guess it has been a while since I've been on here, 6 years, if I am correct.. And I seem to write the same thing almost every time.
I'm celebrating my 16th birthday and of all the people to cross my mind today, my grandfather was one of them. As I've pointed out before. I didn't meet my Grandfather, but I did hear stories, and have seen many pictures. I even have his special box, and coins he collected. And I even started adding to his collection when I can.
I have a lot of respect for soldiers, and law enforcement. I presume its because of my grandfather. I appreciate all they do for us, and our country.

Cora Alexis Sprouse

August 30, 2012

Thank you for this memorial. Art Vanhorn was my great uncle, my grandmother's mother. I was only a few months old when he was killed, but my grandmother speaks of him very fondly to this day. I did get to meet his children when I was a kid myself.

Rick Evans
great nephew of Art Sprouse

March 17, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

You are Remembered today Sir of Your untimely death. Thank You Sir for Your Service. God Bless You and Your Family.

J Mullens
Federal Bureau of Prisons

July 24, 2008

This is my grand father and I never knew him but I will always know him in my heart. My dad Arthur sprouse was named after him. My dad was 8 years old when my grandfather was shot. My dad remembers his dad well. He tells me stories about him. I am a 11 year old girl who lives in kansas and has only 1 living grandfather who doesn't care about anybody but him self. So I never grew up with a grandmother or any of my grandfathers it is hard but I manage. My life is a hard deal without my grand father but that is ok I have my mom and dad.I KNOW my grandfather was a good man.

Arthurs grandaughter,
Cora Alexis Sprouse

Alexis Sprouse

November 28, 2007

I loved my grandfather very much when i think about him I cry alot

cora sprouse

December 8, 2006

Brother your death was not in vain, may you live on in the hearts of every Officer that patrols their beat.

Patrol Officer Forrest Sprouse JR
Monroe Police Dept.

October 28, 2006

I am Arthur L. Sprouses granddaughter.
My grandpa worked in one of the most dangerous places in America.He did it to help our coutry and help our community. I never met my grandpa but I knew he sure would have been the greatest grandpa on my dads side.My dad was one of my grandpas 2 sons Arthur L. Sprouse J.r my dad has some my grandpas treasures.I love my grandpa I cry alot even know I never met him.

cora sprouse

October 27, 2006

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

A citizen

July 24, 2004

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