Patrolman Sylvan E. Dykstra

Patrolman Sylvan E. Dykstra

Sioux City Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, July 18, 1953

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Sylvan E. Dykstra

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.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Rest in peace Officer Dykstra.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 18, 2019

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