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1913-03-25 Sexton William
Patrolman William Sexton

Entered Division of Police
May 1, 1905

Died In the Line of Duty
March 25, 1913

The sixth officer killed in the line of duty was William Sexton, who entered the Police Department as a patrolman May I, 1905, and who was later made Probation Officer.  During the flood of 1913, on March 25, Officer Sexton was doing rescue work in the vicinity of Rich and Mitchell Street when he fell from the rowboat in which he was riding and was drowned.  His body was recovered five days later.