On September 5, 1916, Officers William
A. Spangler and C.E. Bricker were involved
in a struggle with Glenn White, a train
porter, at 28th and Harrison Streets,
when Bricker was injured and Officer Spangler was
fatally wounded by a blackjack. Officer
Spangler died of his wounds September
8, 1916, at St. Mary's Hospital.
Officer Spangler became a probationary
patrolman May 21, 1914, and a regular
patrolman in 1915. He worked out of the
Walnut Street station in plain clothes at the time of his
death, and had been active in catching holdup men and in vice raids.
He was with the police department for
Officer William Arthur Spangler, 30, was survived by his wife.
Interred: Forest Hill Cemetery.
Article by Brent Marchant