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Sheriff William E. Strain | Monona County Sheriff's Department, Iowa Monona County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

Sheriff

William E. Strain

Monona County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Friday, September 5, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/1/1902

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Apprehended in 1944

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Sheriff Strain succumbed to a gunshot wound received five days earlier while attempting to arrest a man for making threats. The suspect was hiding in a cornfield and shot Sheriff Strain in the abdomen with a shotgun as the sheriff searched for him.

The suspect, who fled the scene and remained at large for 42 years, was finally recognized by a citizen and apprehended in Spokane, Washington. The murder warrant was sent for, but before it could be served the suspect died. He was 86.

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Rest in Peace, Sheriff Strain. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014

 

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