Town Marshal Jack O'Leary

Town Marshal Jack O'Leary

Rapid City Police Department, South Dakota

End of Watch Saturday, November 6, 1926

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Jack O'Leary

Marshal O'Leary succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle in front of the city fire station.

The marshal was known by the community as "Hooky Jack" because he had lost both hands, an eye, and his hearing as a result of a mining accident 50 years earlier. He had served as the city's night watchman for 41 years.


  • Age 78
  • Tour 41 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 3, 1926

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Dear Patrolman O'Leary,

My name is Mason. I'm the son of a PCSO lieutenant. I wish to join The RCPD when I grow up. I want you to know your sacrifice is not forgotten. You are remembered still. You're still a brother in blue. I hope your with god, sir. Just know, the RCPD pushes on in your name.

Mason Oster
Future police officer.

September 7, 2019

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