William Andrew Funk, who bears the distinction of being a patrolman on the Dayton police force longer than any other man, as is shown by the fact that he wears badge No. 1, was born July 22, 1849, on a farm in Green County, Ohio. He was educated in the district school and on growing up chose the trade of locksmith. He quit the anvil during the Civil War long enough to serve thirty days in Company D, Eighth Ohio Cavalry, being honorably discharged. Mr. Funk was appointed patrolman on August 27, 1886, and has been a faithful officer. He belongs to the I. O. O. F., and has a wife, Mary, and three children, Harry, William and Maud.