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Patrolman Harry Ogilvie | Des Moines Police Department, Iowa Des Moines Police Department, Iowa


Harry Ogilvie

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Saturday, July 12, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 30

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Acquitted

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Patrolman Ogilvie was off duty riding around with friends when he observed a car driving recklessly. He was able to get the car stopped and was shot with a .45 caliber handgun while approaching it. The suspect was captured and identified by Patrolman Ogilvie's friends.

The suspect told police that he did not know who Patrolman Ogilvie was when he jumped on the running board of his car and shot him out of fear. The suspect was tried and acquitted October 18, 1930.

Patrolman Ogilvie had been with the agency for eleven years.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Ogilvie. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
May 26, 2013


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