Chief Anton J. Steffes

Chief Anton J. Steffes

Chilton Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, April 5, 1942

Anton J. Steffes

Chief Steffes died of serious head injuries he sustained in a fight with the owner of a local bar. The owner told police that he and Chief Steffes were arguing outside the bar about the 1:00 a.m. closing ordinance when the chief stepped backwards; stumbled on a damaged section of the sidewalk; fell and hit his head on the curb.

The suspect was charged with manslaughter. He was acquitted at his trial on July 16, 1942.

Bio

  • Age 76
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

September 15, 2013

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