Retired Williamsport, PA Patrolman John W. Springman Sr.
PO Springman "thinks he's John Wayne" | PO Springman "Is everything alright here? Good, I was about to go to Marcy's" | PO Springman "Have a nice day Im going to Marcy's" | PO Charlie Hakes putting the cuffs on PO Springman's son before he leaves |
I am Retired P.O. Springman's grandson and I just added those jokes in there as you may have guessed (Regardless of how true they were.)
July 7, 1932 - September 13, 2008 * 76 yrs old John W. Springman Sr. September 15, 2008 John W. Springman Sr., 76, of 689 Mark Ave., Williamsport died Saturday September 13, 2008, at home. He was born in Williamsport on July 7, 1932, the son of Frederick and Mary McNamee Springman. John was a member of the Church of the Annunciation. A police officer, he retired from the Williamsport Police Dept. in 1982, after 22 years on the force. He then retired from the Williamsport High School where he worked from 1982 to 1994, retiring as Chief of Security. John was a member of VFW Post 7863 in Duboistown and the American Legion Post #104 in Montoursville. John was a veteran of the Korean Conflict where he served in the U.S. Air Force. John enjoyed spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte B. Springman in March 1997. He is survived by his children Carol A. Hannen of this city, John W. (Eugenie) Springman Jr. of Cogan Station, Frederick G. (Jean) Springman, Edward J. Springman, Michael E. Springman Sr., Steven C. (Margie) Springman Sr. and Jeffrey L. Springman, all of this city. He is survived by 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters Ann Springman of this city and Caroline Apker of Vestal, N.Y. He was preceded in death by a grandson Michael Springman Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Church of the Annunciation, West Fourth and Walnuts Streets on Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport on Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery, Montoursville. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
September 4, 1968 Sgt. Robert E. Kujawa shot a burglar, Robert J. Carducci, 22, who broke into the Dice Drug Store at E. Third and Mulberry Streets, shortly after 9:00 p.m., on the night of September 4, 1968. The burglar fled the building after Officers Anthony DeFrancesco and William S. Smith lobbed tear gas inside. The intruder fled out the east side door that he had entered through and a foot chase ensued at which time Carducci was struck by a police car driven by Det. Charles W. Croft. The impact did not knock Carducci down. Carducci was confronted by Sgt. Kujawa at the northwest corner of Little League Boulevard and Mulberry Streets where Carducci knocked Kujawa down and began beating him with a nightstick that he got away from Officer John W. Springman. Kujawa, who was down on his knees, pleaded for Carducci to stop. Appearing that he was about to be hit on the head by the deadly force of the nightstick, Sgt. Kujawa fired a shot upward and hit Carducci in the stomach as he, Carducci, was standing over him. Even after being shot, the suspect continued to struggle violently with Officers. The suspect died at the Williamsport Hospital at 10:05 p.m., that evening.
Mr. Carducci having a drug problem is what made him more forceful. P.O. Springman was arriving and was in front of the church at Mulberry St. and Third St. when Mr. Carducci ran toward PO Springman with his powering force knocking PO Springman to the ground and obtaining the Night Stick.