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Marshal August Kokko | Nashwauk Police Department, Minnesota Nashwauk Police Department, Minnesota


August Kokko

Nashwauk Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Thursday, February 12, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/11/1914

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Marshal August Kokko was shot and killed while taking a prisoner to jail.

The prisoner had been arrested for fighting at a boarding house on First Street. As the two walked towards the jail, one of the prisoner's friends shot Marshal Kokko four times. Despite being mortally wounded, Marshal Kokko was able to return fire and wounded the shooter. The marshal was taken to Hibbing Hospital where he died the following day.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Marshal Kokko had served with the Nashwauk Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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