P/O William R Myers

Fallen HeroPatrolman William R Myers

The Evening Sun Wed Sep 27 1933 72Click above article or HERE to see full size article

Patrolman William R. Myers died on September 27, 1933, at home, a week after leaving his post, due to a heart attack. He had been complaining for years of the stress put on him by his post near Lexington Market. That stress had him move from directing pedestrian and vehicular traffic by hand to working a semaphore. It can be a tough job, and while he didn't actually die on his post, from his complaints, it is obvious his post as one of the original "Beauty Squad" took its toll on him and was documented over the years. Aside from remembering him on this day, take a look at his history, the history of the Beauty Squad, and some of the ways they directed traffic over the years before forming the Traffic Squad. 

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