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Sheriff Newton Fred Collings | Union County Sheriff's Department, Iowa Union County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

Sheriff

Newton Fred Collings

Union County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 9, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/8/1926

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Died in prison

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Sheriff Collings was shot and killed after informing a homeowner that part of his land was going to be taken through imminent domain for a road construction project. As the sheriff and a U.S. Marshal, who was accompanying him, left the property the homeowner shot the sheriff with a rifle. Sheriff Collings died the following day.

The suspect was sentenced to life in prison. He died in prison on Febuary 3, 1956.

Sheriff Collings had served with the Union County Sheriff's Department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014

 

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