DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY FROM MOUNTED ACCIDENT
Appointed: March 2, 1908
End of Watch: December 18, 1914
The funeral of Policeman William J. Saunders, of the Second Mounted Traffic Squad, died Friday last from injuries received when he fell from his horse while on duty and fell from his horse at 1003 South 17th street, this morning. The funeral cortege was escorted by the entire Second Traffic Squad in charge was Lieutenant Charles W Buehler. Snap, the horse which Patrolman Saunders rode during his service with the squad, followed immediately behind the horse, his saddle reversed and fraped in crepe. The animal was led by Patrolman Harry C. Price, an intimate friend of the dead policeman and his patrol partner. The squad, each member wearing a crepe rosette led the funeral procession to the Roman Catholic Church of St. Tereas at Broad and Catherine streets, where a Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated by the Rev. John Conway. Interment was in the New Cathedral Cemetery at 2nd Street and Erie Avenue, the squad accompanying the cortege as far as Broad Street Girard Avenue.
The following members of the squad acted as pallbearers: William McFalls, William O’Neill, Frank Toey, James McCall, Thomas Norton and Herbert Layre.
In the picture on the left Lieutenant Charles W. Buchler is shown at the head of Traffic Squad No. 2 accompanying the body of Patrolman William J Saunders, who was recently killed by a fall form his horse it the services at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church. Below the death man’s former comrades are bearing the coffin.