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City Marshal Abner Whitney | Missouri Valley Police Department, Iowa Missouri Valley Police Department, Iowa

City Marshal

Abner Whitney

Missouri Valley Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Saturday, April 28, 1894

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Marshal Abner Whitney was shot and killed after he and several other officers surrounded a house where two robbery suspects were hiding. When the officers entered the house the suspects opened fire, killing Marshal Whitney. One of the suspects was shot and killed by other officers and the second suspect was lynched by a mob.

Marshal Whitney had been with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his mother.

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Rest in Peace, Marshal Whitney. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014


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