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Patrolman Sylvan E. Dykstra | Sioux City Police Department, Iowa Sioux City Police Department, Iowa

Patrolman

Sylvan E. Dykstra

Sioux City Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Saturday, July 18, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Patrolman Sylvan Dykstra was accidentally shot and killed by another officer at the department's booking window.

The officers were standing on opposite sides of the window discussing a case when the other officer's weapon discharged. The round struck Patrolman Dykstra in the head, killing him.

Patrolman Dykstra had served with the Sioux City Police Department for 5 years. He is survived by his wife and child.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Dykstra. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014

 

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